WAEE: Environmental education is a process aimed at developing a citizenry which is knowledgeable about natural and human-made environments and their associated issues, skilled in resolving those issues, and motivated to participate in actions leading to the quality of the environment and the quality of life.
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Foundations of Environmental Education The historical development of environmental education has been sketched out to provide a framework for EE as it currently is practiced. Source: NAAEE
The Impetus for Environmental Education: Belgrade, Tbilisi, and Rio (Agenda 21)Much of the modern impetus for comprehensive and holistic environmental education comes from Agenda 21, adopted at the Rio Conference in 1992. Source: Global Development Research Center
Wisconsin has a long history in environmental education and conservation. Wisconsin’s history has made it a model for other states to look at as they have developed their environmental education programs and expectations. David Engleson, a founding member of WAEE, began to compile notable moments in Wisconsin’s environmental education and conservation history here and we now continue to add to the list.
Wisconsin's EE History (PDF)