WHO WE ARE
E3 Washington is the state’s association for Environmental and Sustainability educators, and is an affiliate of the North American Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE). E3 is a state affiliate of NAAEE and a member of their Leadership 360 team. E3 is also a key partner for the Spokane International NAAEE Conference October 10-13, 2018.
Supporting Science, Climate and Environmental Literacy
Washington State is in a unique position to produce a climate and sustainability literate workforce and citizenry. We have the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Environmental and Sustainability Education standards, a CTE Sustainable Design course, Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol, an environmental sustainability pre-service teacher requirement, exemplar school-based programs and a myriad of informal science learning centers and programs - all that stand out nationally.
What we lack is a system to support and scale these opportunities for all students, from all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds across the state to fully participate in the Green Economy as innovators, consumers, citizens, and workers.
E3 is working with a Coalition of Environment and Sustainability educators, and leaders to support Governor Jay Inslee to carry this work forward for students and schools throughout Washington State.
E3 Washington believes that:
Every young person in Washington state should have high-quality environmental and sustainability education experiences in and out of school that are responsive to community and youth assets, aspirations, and needs. These experiences should enrich students’ lives and engage them in addressing critical environmental and social challenges.
If you want to talk about partnering or joining E3 Washington, contact Lisa Eschenbach, firstname.lastname@example.org
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