For Immediate Release — April 5, 2010 | HQ
Connie Gillette: DoDEA, Public Affairs Officer | (703) 588-3272
ARLINGTON, VA — April 5, 2010 — The Department of Defense Education Activity will celebrate National Environmental Education from April 11-17, 2010. National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the largest organized environmental education event in the United States. It is designed to inspire environmental learning and stewardship among students by connecting educators with environmental resources to promote K-12 students’ understanding of the environment.
EE Week increases the educational impact of Earth Day by creating a full week of educational preparation, learning, and activities in K-12 classrooms, nature centers, zoos, museums, and aquariums. By participating in EE Week, students are encouraged to make a difference in their schools, homes, and communities.
In 2009, over 2,500 schools and organizations across the country organized EE Week events. Schools throughout DoDEA will be celebrating EE Week with different events designed to education and engage students in environmental awareness.
It is important for students to gain a better understanding of current environmental issues and get involved in preserving the environment. During Environmental Week students learn about what they can do to protect the environment in their home, school, and community. It provides an excellent opportunity to get communities thinking about the interrelatedness of ecological and environmental concerns.
For more information about EE week visit the National Environmental Education Foundation website at: http://www.eeweek.org. For information on DoDEA’s involvement in the program contact Kim Day, Chief of Science, DoDEA. For information about activities at specific schools, contact the Principal at that school.