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Environmental Education and Environmental Literacy

Information on current environmental literacy resources and grant opportunities.

Blueprint for Environmental Literacy

Recognizing that critical environmental concerns face California, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson convened the California Environmental Literacy Task Force to think deeply about how to build a future for an environment that is sustainable, healthy, prosperous, and equitable. The resulting report, A Blueprint for Environmental Literacy: Educating Every Student In, About, and For the Environment provides guiding strategies and recommendations to realize the ambitious goal of achieving environmental literacy for all California students.


A Blueprint for Environmental Literacy: Educating Every Student In, About, and For the Environment (PDF)
Accessible Alternate Version of A Blueprint for Environmental Literacy

Environmental Education Grant Program

The Environmental Education Grant Program has the primary purpose of supporting programs and projects which will result in long-term educational benefits to potentially all California educators and/or students.

CDE Programs and Initiatives



  • California Environmental Education Interagency Network (CEEIN)
    Consortium of the CDE, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the California Natural Resources Agency, and the Department of Food and Agriculture that supplies environmental educational services, materials, and programs. Access curriculum and resources for each participating agency through this link.
  • California Outdoor Schools Association
    Information about the California Outdoor Schools Association, a statewide network of outdoor schools and faculty that are managed by local education agencies (LEAs).
  • State Education and Environment Roundtable (SEER) External link opens in new window or tab.
    A cooperative endeavor of 16 state departments of education working to enhance student achievement through environment-based education.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, June 19, 2018