United States
                     Environmental Protection
                     Agency
                              Office of Communications,
                              Education, and Media Relations
                              (1704)
EPA-17-J-F-99-004
December 1999
&EPA
Environmental  Education
Publications
Produced with support from  U.S.  EPA's
Office of Environmental Education
                      Environmental Education (EE) Guidelines
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    "EEMaterials: Guidelines for Excellence"-- guidelines
    for developing and evaluating EE materials
    (NSCEP #171-B-96-003).
    "EE Materials: Guidelines for Excellence - The
    Wctkbock"(forthcoming, winter 2000) - a self-
    guided workbook that teaches individuals how to
    effectively use the materials guidelines.
    "Excellence inEE'-Guidelinesfor-Learning(K-12)"
     guidelines for learner performance and
    achievement in K-4th, 5-8th, and 9-12th grades and
    for using EE as a means for meeting standards set by
    the traditional disciplines (NSCEP #171-B-99-002).
                     4.
                      5.
    "ExcellenceinEE: Guidelines'for-Learning(K-12)* Executive'Summary-and'Self~AssessmentTocF
     summarizes the learner guidelines and provides a self-assessment checklist for determining
    the degree to which curricula and programs meet these guidelines (NSCEP #171-B-99-005).
    "Guidelines for Excellence: The Initial Preparation of Environmental Educators" guidelines for
    what educators need to know to effectively teach EE (NSCEP #171-B-99-004).
TheabovedoojmentswereprcducedbymeNorthAmericanAssodationforEnvK
(NAAEE). To' obtain copies, contactNSCEP'while'supplies'last. Also, #1, #2, and#4 will'be availableon
EPA's website at . Additionalcopiesmaybepurdiasedby
contactingNAAEE, Publications Office, 410TarvinRd, RockSprings, GA 30739, (706) 764-2926
(phone), (706) 764-2094 (&x),BEager410@aol.c6m (E-mail), or .
6.   "Evaluating the Content of Web Sites: Guidelines for Educators"- guidelines to help educators
    evaluate the quality and usefulness of web sites for educational purposes.
7.   "Evaluating the Structure of Web Sites: Guidelines for Educators" guidelines to help, educators
    communicate to web designers the needs of their users to improve the educational
    effectiveness of the site.
The above documents were produced by Ohio State University. To obtain summaries and full text of#6
and #7, access  or contact the Environmental
Education andTraining Program (EETAP) Resource Library, 700 Ackerman Road, Suite 235,
Columbus, Ohio, 43202-1578.
                                            Obtaining Free Copies from the World Wide Web
                                   and the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP):
                       Some of these publications may be obtained free of charge by accessing the World Wide Web
                       sites indicated. Also, a limited supply of most of these publications are available free of charge
                       while supplies last by contacting NSCEP at 800-490-9198 or by ordering on line at . In some cases, additional copies of these publications may
                       be purchased from the organizations that produced the publication as indicated.

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EE Resources

8.   "EE Collection: ARenewofResources for Educators,
    \blumes 1,2, and3"- a series of resource guides that
    use the "EE Materials: Guidelines for Excellence" to
    evaluate the quality of widely available EE materials
    to help educators determine which materials best
    meet their needs (Volume 1: NSCEP #171-B-97-
    003, Volume2: NSCEP #171-B-98-001, Volume 3:
    NSCEP #171-B-98-005).
    Produced byNAAEE. To obtain copies, contactNSCEP
    wMe supplies last. Additional copies may be purchased by
    contacting NAAEE, Publications OfEce, 410 Tarvin
    Road, Rock Springs, GA 30739, (706) 764-2926
    (phone), (706) 764-2094 (fax), BEager410@aol.com
    (E-mail), or .

9.   "Catalog of EPA EnvironmentalEducationMaterials
    and Resources1"- a listing of EE materials developed
    or funded by EPA offices (NSCEP #171-B-98-003).
    Produced by EPA's OfEce of Environmental Education. To
    obtain copies, contactNSCEP \vhile supplies last or access
    EPA's \vebsiteat .

10. " EE-TJPS: ResourceMaterials to Support YourEE
    EBbrts*  information on over 50 high quality EE
    resource materials, tips on how to use the materials
    with various audiences and in different settings, and
    how to obtain copies of the resources (NSCEP
    #171-B-98-002).
    Produced by NAAEE.  To obtain copies, contact NSCEP
    ntiUe supplies last.

11. ecEn\>ironmentalEducationInformationProviders
    Director)'"-- information on over a dozen entities
    that compile EE information and resources from a
    variety of sources and make them available to the
    public, especially through the World Wide Web.
    Produced by Ohio Stats University. Copes of the summary
    and complete directory are available by accessing  or
    conKKtingtheEETAP'ResourceLibrary, ZOOAckerman
    Road, Suite 234, Columbus, Ohio, 43202-1S78.

12. "EnvironmentalEducation Toolbox" a collection of
    publications for educators who conduct EE teacher
    inservice programs on topics such as designing
    effective workshops, integrating EE into the school
    curriculum, approaching environmental issues in the
    classroom, urban EE, and using community resources.
    Produced by the National Consortium for EE and
    Training at the University of Michigan. A brochure
    summarizing the Toolbox is available on EPA's web site at
    . To
   purchase copies, conduct Kendall/Hunt Publishing
    Company, 4050 WestmarkDrive, PO Box 1840,
   Dubuque,Iowa, 52004-1840, (800) 228-0810 (phone) or
    (800) 772-9165 (fox).


EE Funding

13. "'EnvironmentalEducation Grant Profiles"
    - summaries of projects funded under EPA's
   Environmental Education Grants Program in FY
    1999, FY 1998, and FY 1997 (1999 profiles:
   NSCEP #171-R-99-003; 1998 profiles:  NSCEP
    #171-R-99-001; 1997 profiles: NSCEP #171-R-
   98-001).
   Produced byEPAs OfEce of Environmental Education. To
    obtain copies, contactNSCEP while supplies lost or access
   information on EPA's website at .

14. "Tips for Developing Successful Grant Applications"
    suggestions for preparing competitive proposals
   under EPA's Environmental Education Grants
   Program (NSCEP #171-F-99-001).
   Produced byEPAs OfEce of Environmental Education.
    To obtain copies, contactNSCEP while supplies last or
    accessEPA's website at .


EE and Education Reform

15. "EEducator: Advancing Education Re form" a
   collection of articles that examine how EE can be
   used to advance student learning (topics include
   instruction, professional development, assessment,
   and standards) (NSCEP #171 -B-99-001).
   Produced byNAAEE.  To obtain copies, contactNSCEP
    while supplies last. Additional copies may be purchased by
    contactingNAAEE, Publications OfEce, 410 Tarvin Rd.,
   Rock Springs, GA 30739, (706) 764-2926 (phone),
    (706) 764-2094 (fax), BEager410@aol.com (E-mail), cr
    .


EE Knowledge,  Status, and History

16. "'EnvironmentalEducation at a Glance"  an introduction
   to EE with information on status, resources, and success
   stories (NSCEP #171-B-98-004).
   Produced by the National Association of Conservation
   Districts (NACD) and NAAEE. To obtain copies,
    contact NSCEP while supplies last. Additional copies
   may be purchased by contacting NACD at P.O. Box855,
   League City, TX 77547, (800) 825-5547x32 (phone)
    or (281) 332-5259 (fax).

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17. "ReportAssessingEEin die U.S. and the Implementation of
    theNationalEnvironmentalEducationActofl990" - a
    report which assesses EE in the U.S. and offers
    recommendations for strengthening the field of EE
    (NSCEP #171-R-96-001).
    Produced by the National Environmental Education
    Advisory Council. To obtain copies, contactNSCEP
    while supplies last or access EPA's web site at .

18. KTheNationalReportCardonEnvironmentalKnowledge,
    Attitudes and Behaviors: The Eighth Annual Survey of
    Adult American^* - a report examining what adult
    Americans know about the environment, the status of
    public concern about the environment, and levels of
    support for EE (Eighth survey: NSCEP #171-R-00-
    001; Seventh survey: NSCEP #171-R-98-006; Sixth
    survey: NSCEP #171-R-97-001).
    Produced by the National Environmental Education and
    Training Foundation (NEETF) and Roper Starch
    Worldwide. To obtain copies, contact NSCEP while
    supplies last To purchase additional copies,  contact
    NEETF at 73415th Street, N. W, Suite 420,
    Washington, DC20005, (202) 628-8200 (phone),
    (202) 628-8204 (fax), or .
19. "Environmental Literacy in the U.S." a paper which
    reviews existing research that seeks to determine the
    level of environmental literacy nationwide.
    Produced by Southern Illinois University andNAAEE.
    A summary entitled "Tips for EE Practitioners Based on
    a Review of Environmental Literacy Research"is
    available on EPA's web site at . To purchase copies of the foil
    report, contactNAAEE, Publications Office, 410Tarvin
    Rd, Rock Springs, GA30739, (706) 764-2926 (phone),
    (706) 764-2094 (fax), BEager410@aol.com (E-mail), cc
    .

20. "ElementarySchool'Teachers''BeliefsaboutTeaching
    EnvironmentalEducation*' a quantitative study of
    elementary school teachers trained in environmental
    education that explores how they have overcome
    barriers to teaching EE in their classrooms.
    Produced by Academy for Educational Development. A
    copy of the reports executive summary and references are
    available on EPA's web site at . To purchase copies, contact
    NAAEE, Publications Office, 410TarvinRd., Rock
    Springs, GA 30739, (706) 764-2926 (phone), (706)
    764-2094 (fax), BEager410@aol.com (E-mail), or
    .
                            For additional information, visit the World Wide Web site at

                                         

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