For Tomorrow's Stewards
We promote environmental literacy in communities and school in urban and rural Tennessee through implementation of the Tennessee Environmental Literacy Plan.
The Importance of Environmental Literacy
Environmental literacy encourages environmental awareness, action skills, civic engagement, and personal responsibility.
Knowledge of processes and issues
Understanding the interdependent systems at work in nature will help citizens identify and think critically about current environmental issues
Knowing how to make informed decisions will allow citizens to be stewards of their environment
Recognizing consequences and stakeholders will enable citizens to participate in discussions and decisions on local and national levels
Experiencing a personal connection to the outdoors will inspire citizens to protect and conserve natural resources