Environmental Education

For Tomorrow's Stewards

We promote environmental literacy in communities and school in urban and rural Tennessee through implementation of the Tennessee Environmental Literacy Plan.

The Importance of Environmental Literacy

Environmental literacy encourages environmental awareness, action skills, civic engagement, and personal responsibility. 

Knowledge of processes and issues

Understanding the interdependent systems at work in nature will help citizens identify and think critically about current environmental issues

Action skills

Knowing how to make informed decisions will allow citizens to be stewards of their environment

Civic engagement

Recognizing consequences and stakeholders will enable citizens to participate in discussions and decisions on local and national levels

Personal responsibility

Experiencing a personal connection to the outdoors will inspire citizens to protect and conserve natural resources