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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.

2019 Green Strides Tour

Please join OSPI as we welcome the U.S. Department of Education for the sixth annual Green Strides Tour. This year’s tour will visit Washington schools on October 28-30, 2019. U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools is the first comprehensive federal recognition award for sustainable schools. You can view the full schedule, read about each school highlighted on the tour, and RSVP here.

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.