Many superintendents find that forming an environmental literacy team is key to developing, implementing, and monitoring effective strategies for district-wide environmental literacy. If you don’t already have a district-wide environmental literacy plan, pulling together an environmental literacy team is a good place to start. If you have a plan in place, the team can play an important role in tracking implementation, identifying needed resources or support, and promoting continual improvement.
To ensure your districts approach to environmental literacy is robust and is widely supported by both internal and external stakeholders, here are some suggested members of a district environmental literacy team (consider engaging at least one person from each category):
- Content supervisors
- Classroom teachers
- Facilities managers
- Other county or local agencies (e.g. department of public works)
- Environmental education program providers
- Other non-formal education partners