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The Coalition has over 2080 members! We welcome the newest members:
- Called to Nursing (OR)
- Putney Central School (VT)
- Early Years Institute (NY)
- Project Get Outdoors Inc (MN)
- Tower Hill Botanical Garden (MA)
You can become the newest member. Join the Coalition
A Letter to Support EE in 2013
President Obama’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014 eliminates virtually all funding for environmental education across federal agencies, including NOAA and EPA. As part of the Adminstration’s plan to consolidate STEM Education programs, funding for programs such as EPA’s EE Capacity Building grants and NOAA’s B-WET awards would be transferred to other federal agencies.
This proposal was crafted with no input from stakeholder groups, and therefore, does not reflect an understanding of the tremendous accomplishments that environmental education programs are making across the country in engaging students in STEM subjects.
Please read this sign-on letter to President Obama and consider whether your organization can sign on to express concerns about the proposed consolidation, and request a formal opportunity for public comment on the President’s proposal. Your response is requested prior to Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
We recognize the need to advance STEM education, BUT this plan needs to be strengthened to protect successful programs already in place. Please join us in ensuring that the Obama Administration moves forward with a full understanding of the positive impacts of federal environmental education funding.
If your organization is able to sign on to the attached letter, please email Sarah Bodor email@example.com by 5pm EST on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
Rep. Sarbanes' Environmental Literacy Message
Thank you Representative Sarbanes for your continued support of the No Child Left Inside movement. Watch his video message about environmental literacy.
Support the NCLI Coalition
You can now make online donations to support the advocacy work of the NCLI Coalition! Please consider contributing to NCLI this holiday season—what better gift can we give to our children and grandchildren than the opportunity to learn, play, and explore their natural world through environmental and outdoor education? Donations can be made anytime.
Education Week mentions NCLI
A fantastic article came out recently that outlines the potential environmental literacy graduation requirement for Maryland students. Find out the details of how the state education system plans to have environmental literacy "threaded through" the curriculum. This is a huge step forward for environmental education and the NCLI Coalition is eager to help. Be on the lookout for action steps very soon. The article also discusses the national No Child Left Inside® movement. Click to read the full article.
The No Child Left Inside® Coalition is composed of environmental, educational, and public health organizations, businesses, civic organizations and other public enterprises, all dedicated to ensuring a comprehensive education for all.