Environmental Education Leader
Purpose of Position
To help build an environmentally literate citizenry by working
with local teachers, youth leaders, state government agencies, issue
activists, and others.
Club Environmental Education Leaders have as their
goal to help build an environmentally literate
- Developing a network with teachers and youth
leaders to infuse environmental concepts into
the curricula in schools and classrooms in their
- Working with teachers, schools, districts
and state education departments to evaluate
curriculum material to be sure it is
- Working with state government to establish
environment education proficiency standards.
- Involving issue activists in the
environmental education process as resources for
presentation, evaluation of education material
in their areas of expertise.
- Promoting environmental education as an
integral part of Club Conservation work.
- Promoting local use of environmental
education programs produced by or for the Sierra
Club, i.e. John Muir Day Study Guide, the Club's
Children's Book Series, and "Sierra Cubs," for
- Recruiting and nurturing local committee
members to assist with environmental education
- Networking with other environmental
education leaders to strengthen their collective
Note: It is to be understood that not all
leaders will do all of these activities but that any
and all of them do fall within the environmental
education charge. It is expected that the leaders
will do those things of which they are capable and
have the energy to do. At this time there are some
leaders doing all of the above activities.
- Harold Wood, Chair of National Environmental
Education Committee, (559) 739-8527