ANROE Supports and Implements the Alaska Natural Resource Environmental Literacy Plan
The Alaska Natural Resource and Environmental Literacy Plan is a comprehensive strategy for advancing environmental literacy in Alaska. It is a framework to guide PreK-12 public schools in integrating environmental education, including active outdoor learning, as part of the school curricula with support from community partners. Implementing the plan will ensure that all Alaskan students have opportunities to learn in the natural world and connect with the communities in which they live. The will develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to become global citizens who make informed, responsible, personal and collective decisions about our environment and its natural resources.
ANROE was instrumental in the development of the Alaska Natural Resource and Environmental Literacy Plan. Recognizing the importance of the plan, the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game stepped forward to lead the planning efforts with a core Group representing diverse stakeholders throughout Alaska. Currently, there are limited financial resources to support its full implementation, but ANROE’s activities work to implement the plan’s goals. ANROE received a small grant to work directly with school districts interested in implementing specific strategies within the plan and is continuing to look for funding opportunities to advance this statewide initiative. Take an opportunity to support environmental literacy in Alaska by becoming an ANROE member.