Environmental Literacy

All educators hear the buzz words “21st century skills” and when it comes to the environment what better place to start than home.  The game linked below makes for a great introductory icebreaker to start a conversation about the value of environmental literacy and connect learning directly to our lives.

Environmental Literacy Bingo

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills describes Environmental Literacy as:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the environment and the circumstances and conditions affecting it, particularly as relates to air, climate, land, food, energy, water and ecosystems
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of society’s impact on the natural world (e.g., population growth, population development, resource consumption rate, etc.)
  • Investigate and analyze environmental issues, and make accurate conclusions about effective solutions
  • Take individual and collective action towards addressing environmental challenges (e.g., participating in global actions, designing solutions that inspire action on environmental issues)

Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights

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