A bill to increase environmental education and connectivity in our schools? Sponsored by an East Coast urban guy? Something tells me that this is a big deal ...
* - Providing incentives for state educational agencies to create a State Environmental Literacy Plan for integrating environmental education into their K-12 curriculum to ensure that graduates are environmentally literate.
* - Providing funding to help states, schools systems, and environmental education partners to implement the State Environmental Literacy Plan.
* - Creating opportunities to improve teacher training, including field-based training in environmental education and connecting children with nature.
LINK: The sponsor
LINK: Treehugger's Take