Stanislaus COE | BP 6142.5 Instruction
The Stanislaus County Office of Education recognizes that the schools play a crucial role in educating students on environmental issues and preparing them to be the stewards of their natural resources. The quality of life in future generations will depend upon our students' willingness and ability to solve today's environmental problems and prevent new ones from developing.
The County Office desires to offer environmental education that fosters attitudes of personal responsibility toward the environment and provides students with the concepts, knowledge and skills needed to contribute meaningfully to decisions involving the environment and its resources. At all grade levels, environmental facts should be taught as they relate to each other, so that students will understand basic ecological principles and appreciate the interrelated nature of living processes, the effect of human activities on ecological relationships, and the interdependence of humanity and nature.
The County Office encourages school and classroom activities that encourage students to recycle, conserve water and energy, use biodegradable materials when possible, and dispose of wastes in an environmentally sound way.
The County Office encourages staff to provide students with opportunities to increase their understanding of science and the interdependence of living things through the study of endangered species in local habitats and through participation in projects related to this study.
33541 Science requirements
37222.11 John Muir; recognition of his contributions
51210 Areas of study, grades 1-6
51220 Areas of study, grades 7-12
60041 Ecological systems and their protection
PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
California Environmental Protection Agency, Education and the Environment Initiative: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Education/EEI
California Department of Education, Environmental Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/oeeintrod.asp
California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery, Education and Assistance: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Education
California Regional Environmental Education Community: http://www.creec.org
Policy STANISLAUS COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
adopted: February 4, 2003 Modesto, California
reviewed: October 6, 2008