The K-12 Guidelines for Learning provide a framework for environmental literacy benchmarked at the 4th, 8th, and 12th grades. They have been updated about every five years since their original publication in 1999. Over the next two years, we'll be updating these guidelines once again. We know we want to address specific changes in national standards, including NGSS, Common Core State Standards, C3, and the Global Competency Standards. We want to make sure these guidelines support the Climate Literacy, Energy Literacy, and Ocean Literacy Principles, as well as sustainability.
We're interested in your ideas. As we launch the revision process, what's most important to you? What does an environmentally literate twelfth grader need to know and be able to do? What concepts and skills need to be added to the K-12 guidelines?
We're hoping you'll be willing to help!