Resources

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 Literacy Resources 

The following literacy frameworks were developed to guide educators and the public on underlying principles and core ideas appropriate to the science. They help users communicate and make informed and responsible decisions as well as guide the scope and sequence for Grades K-12
 

1. Atmospheric Science Literacy Framework (2008)

2. Earth Science Literacy Framework (2009)

3. Ocean Literacy Framework

  • Ocean Literacy: The Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences K-12 (2004)
  • Ocean Literacy Scope and Sequence for Grades K-12 (2010)

4. Climate Literacy Framework (2010)

5. Energy Literacy Framework (2012)

 

 Additional Guiding Literacy Documents

1. USPESD National Education for Sustainability K-12 Student Learning Standards (2009)

2. NRC Understanding the Changing Planet: Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences (2010)

3. AASHE Sustainability Curriculum in Higher Education: A Call to Action (report) (2010)

4. NAAEE Excellence in Environmental Education: Guidelines for Learning (K-12) (rev. 2010)

5. NAAEE Environmental Literacy Assessment Framework(2011)

6. Conservation Education Core Concepts and Benchmarks for Conservation Literacy (2011)

7. NAS A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas(2011)

 

Crosswalks Among Literacy Frameworks

1. Rainbow Charts

2. NAAEE Learner Guidelines and the Climate Literacy and Ocean Literacy Principles

 

Know of other guiding documents? Send the link to education@esa.org

 

References

 

Higher Education

- Project Kaleidoscope. 2006. Report on Reports II. Transforming America’s Scientific and Technological Infrastructure – Recommendations for Urgent Action. http://www.pkal.org

- National Council for Science and the Environment. January 2003. Recommendations for Education for a Sustainable and Secure Future. Report from the Third National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment. http://www.NCSEonline.org

- NSF and AAAS Conference Program. 2009. Transforming Undergraduate Biology Education: Mobilizing the Community for Change. National Science Foundation; American Association for the Advancement of Science.  http://www.visionandchange.org

- American Association for the Advancement of Science. 2009. Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: Preliminary Reports of Conversations. AAAS, with support of NSF. http://www.visionandchange.org

- Committee on Recognizing, Evaluating, Rewarding, and Developing Excellence in Teaching of Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology, M. A. Fox and N. Hackerman, Editors. 2003. Evaluating and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. National Academies Press. http://www.nap.edu

- The Reinvention Center at Miami. 2006. Conference Proceedings – Transforming the Culture: Undergraduate Education and the Multiple Functions of the Research University. University of Miami. http://www.reinventioncenter.miami.edu/

- Steen, Lynn Arthur, Editor. 2005. Math & Bio 2010: Linking Undergraduate Disciplines. The Mathematical Association of America. http://www.maa.org/mtc/

- Committee on a Leadership Summit to Effect Change in Teaching and Learning, National Research Council. 2009. Transforming Agricultural Education for a Changing World. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.  http://www.nap.edu/

- Academic Programs Section (APS), Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA) of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). May 2009. Human Capacity Development – The Road to Global Competitiveness and Leadership in Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (FANRRS). Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. http://www.aplu.org

K-12

 - Berkowitz, A.R., M.E. Ford and C.A. Brewer. 2005. A framework for integrating ecological literacy, civics literacy and environmental citizenship in environmental education. Pages 227-266 In Johnson, E.A. and M.J. Mappin, editors. Environmental Education and Advocacy: Perspectives of Ecology and Education. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. http://www.ecostudies.org/

- The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), and the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation. October 2001. Using Environment-Based Education to Advance Learning Skills and Character Development. http://www.naaee.org. http://www.neefusa.org/

- Lieberman, Gerald A., and Linda L. Hoody. 1998 & 2002. Closing the Achievement Gap: Using the Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning – Executive Summary. State Education and Environment Roundtable. http://www.seer.org

- Research and Policy Committee of the Committee for Economic Development. 2003. Learning For the Future – Changing the Culture of Math and Science Education To Ensure a Competitive Workforce. Committee for Economic Development. http://www.ced.org

- National Science Board. 2007. National Action Plan for Addressing the Critical Needs of the U.S. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education System. National Science Foundation. http://www.nsf.gov/nsb

- The National Science Board Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology. 1983. Educating Americans for the 21st Century: A plan of action for improving mathematics, science and technology education for all Americans elementary and secondary students so that their achievement is the best in the world by 1995 – A report to the American People and the National Science Board. National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Technology in the Classroom

- Mrazek, Rick. 2007.  Strategies for Using Emerging Technologies in Environmental Education. North American Association for Environmental Education. http://naaee.org

-Willis, JM and B. Weiser. 2005. Technology and Environmental Education: An Integrated Curriculum. Applied Environmental Education and Communication Vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 297-303.

Sustainability Education

- Elder, James L. Environmental Education Coalition. 2003. A Field Guide to Environmental Literacy: Making Strategic Investments in Environmental Education. North American Association for Environmental Education, Washington, DC.  http://www.naaee.org

- National Council for Science and the Environment. January 2003. Recommendations for Education for a Sustainable and Secure Future. Report from the Third National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment. http://www.NCSEonline.org

- National Environmental Education & Training Foundation, Roper Starch Worldwide Turning Data into Intelligence Worldwide. December 1998. The National Report Card on Environmental Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors – The Seventh Annual Survey of Adult Americans. The National Environmental Education & Training Foundation.

- The National Environmental Education & Training Foundation, and Roper ASW. The Tenth Annual National Report Card: Energy Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior. October 2002. Americans’ Low “Energy IQ”: A Risk to Our Energy Future – Why America Needs a Refresher Course on Energy. http://www.neetf.org      

- National Environmental Education & Training Foundation Bi-Annual Report 2000 and 2001. June 2002. Environmental Learning in America – Working Towards Nationwide Environmental Literacy.

- The Ninth Annual National Report Card on Environmental Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behavior. May 2001. Lessons from the Environment – Why 95% of Adult Americans Endorse Environmental Education. The National Environmental Education & Training Foundation.

- The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), and the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation. October 2001. Using Environment-Based Education to Advance Learning Skills and Character Development. http://www.naaee.org.

- NSF Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education. 2003. Complex Environmental Systems – Synthesis for Earth, Life, and Society in the 21st Century. National Science Foundation. http://www.nsf.gov/ere

- NSF Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education. 2005. Complex Environmental Systems – Pathways to the Future. National Science Foundation. http://www.nsf.gov/geo/ere/ereweb

- NSF and AAAS Conference Program. 2009. Transforming Undergraduate Biology Education: Mobilizing the Community for Change. National Science Foundation; American Association for the Advancement of Science.

- NSF Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education. 2009. Transitions and Tipping Points in Complex Environmental Systems. Last Accessed http://www.nsf.gov/geo/ere/ereweb/advisory.cfm   

- U.S. Department of Education’s Comprehensive School Reform Demonstrations Program. August 2002. A New Opportunity for Environment-Based Education. National Education & Environment Partnership, a project of the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation. http://www.neetf.org

Public Policy and Funding

- National Council for Science and the Environment. December 2000. Recommendations for Improving the Scientific Basis for Environmental Decision-making. A report from the First National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment. http://www.NCSEonline.org

- National Council for Science and the Environment. December 2001. Recommendations for Achieving Sustainable Communities – Science & Solutions. Report from the Second National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment. http://www.NCSEonline.org

- NSF Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education. 2009. Transitions and Tipping Points in Complex Environmental Systems. Last Accessed http://www.nsf.gov/geo/ere/ereweb/advisory.cfm

-Sustainability Institute. 1999. Leverage Points Places to Intervene in a System. Donella Meadows.

Workforce

-Committee on Dimensions, Causes, and Implications of Recent Trends in Careers of Life Scientists, National Research Council. 1998. Trends in the Early Careers of Life Scientists. The National Academic Press.

-Maryland Governor’s Workforce Investment Board. 2009. Maryland’s Energy Industry Workforce Report: Preparing Today’s Workers for Tomorrow’s Opportunities.

-Nielsen-Pincus, Max, Josef Gordon and Cassandra Moseley. 2010. Ecosystem Workforce Program Briefing Paper #24 Monitoring the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act in the 11 Western States.

Women and Minorities

-Angus, Sally. 1995. Women in Natural Resources: Stimulating Thinking About Motivations and Needs. Wildlife Society Bulletin, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 579-582.

-Conlon, Kathryn, Kizzy C. Guzman, Gia Grier, Lana Herbert, Kevin Hill, Sarah Lashley, Candice Macon, Kate McCabe, Amy McDonald, Brandi M. Nelson, Terry Yasuko Ogawa, and Latonia Payne. The Paths We Tread – Profiles of the Careers of Minority Environmental Professionals. Minority Environmental Leadership Development Initiative (MELDI).

-Task Force on Minority Participation in the Environmental Community as Authorized by Chapter 520, Maryland Annotated Code, Acts of 2006. Final Report to the Governor and Maryland General Assembly. 2007.

-United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. 2007. Girls into Science A Training Module.

 

 

 

STANDARDS AND BENCHMARKS

Standards

 

 AAAS Project 2061 Resources