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Colorado Environmental Education Plan
Colorado Environmental Education Plan

​​​Advancing Environmental Literacy in Colorado Schools

Colorado Environmental Education Plan logoUpon high school graduation, Colorado students must be prepared to address present and future environmental challenges and innovations that impact quality of life. 

The Colorado Kids Outdoors Grant Program Legislation, HB10-1131, was signed into law in May 2010. This bill recognizes the importance of the outdoor environment on the health of the state’s residents, especially Colorado youth. 

The legislation required the State Board of Education to adopt a statewide plan for environmental education in partnership with the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Colorado Environmental Education Plan (CEEP) is designed to foster the partnerships and awareness needed to promote, coordinate, and sustain standards-based environmental education across the state. The Colorado State Board of Education formally adopted this plan in December 2012. 
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Implementation of the plan began in 2013 with t​he selection of the statewide and regional Colorado Environmental Education Leadership Councils

To help tell the story of environmental education in Colorado, the CEELC has created an overview of environmental education​.

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