Superintendents' Environmental Education Collaborative

District Approaches to EE

Queen Anne's County Public Schools

Michael Page, Science Supervisor for Queen Anne’s County Public Schools (QACPS), credits the school system’s close proximity to the water for making use of the local environment a no-brainer for inquiry-based science education.  [more]

Iowa City Community School District

School of the Wild is an annual weeklong outdoor classroom experience for over 1200 students of the Iowa City Community School District. This program, facilitated by the University of Iowa Recreational Services, became the first accredited environmental school in the state of Iowa. This outdoor classroom experience serves every 6th grader, is directly tied to the District’s science curriculum and allows students to explore concepts taught in a real world setting. There are five distinct areas of study for the students across the weeklong experience: Prairies, Wetlands, Woodlands, Ornithology and Archaeology. [more]

Prince Georges County Public Schools

For Prince Georges County Public Schools, developing and implementing a systemic framework for environmental literacy requires two elements for success—leadership and partners. [more]

San Mateo County Public Schools

The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) provides educational leadership, coordination, and support to 23 school districts serving more than 95,000 students. [more]