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Environment & Sustainability

Contact Information

Environment and Sustainability Education

Elizabeth Schmitz
Program Supervisor
360-725-4976
Rachel Farrington
Administrative Assistant
360-725-4961

OSPI's goal for environment and sustainability education 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 WAC 392-410-115.

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.