Education for Environment and Sustainability
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Education for Environmental and Sustainability

The Education for Environment and Sustainability program is to support academic success and life-long learning, and to develop a responsible citizenry capable of applying knowledge of ecological, economic, and socio-cultural systems to meet current and future needs.

Environmental education is a mandatory area of study in Washington, required by 392-410-115: Instruction about conservation, natural resources, and the environment shall be provided at all grade levels in an interdisciplinary manner through science, the social studies, the humanities, and other appropriate areas...

Learning Standards
The state's K-12 Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Learning Standards describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.

Environmental and Sustainability Literacy Plan
OSPI and E3 Washington led the development of the Washington State Environmental and Sustainability Literacy Plan.

Sustainable Design Project
Sustainable Design is a statewide interdisciplinary project bringing industry, business, community, and higher education partners together with K-12 students to design sustainable solutions to real world challenges.

What's New

Congratulation to the 2015 Green Ribbon School and District Nominees and Awardees!

New! ESE Core Content Connection Examples

Check out the updated K-12 Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Learning Standards addressing the recently adopted science, ELA, and math standards.

Early Learning STEM lessons
with an outdoor component now available.

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