The 2013 Mid-Atlantic Environmental Literacy Summit will bring together environmental education experts, representatives from federal and state governments, and decision makers from around the watershed to discuss how federal, state, and local partners can be more effective and efficient at developing and implementing environmental literacy programs around the watershed for students in pre-K through 12th grade.
The Chesapeake Bay Program’s Education Workgroup has organized the meeting, supported by the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office and Chesapeake Bay Trust.
On Monday, the group will convene to explore how existing and emerging standards and practices can be used to better connect and align federal programs and grantees with efforts at the state level to enhance environmental education.
On Tuesday, a smaller group will participate in working sessions designed to review the new “best practices” for education and the quantitative methods (or “metrics”) being developed to measure the Chesapeake Bay Program’s success. They will also discuss specific strategies for advancing environmental education at the state and regional level.