Use the filter menu and interactive map to explore the past competitions offered and grants awarded through the Environmental Literacy Program.
To learn more about project findings and outcomes, view the summaries of our grantees’ summative evaluation reports.
- (-) 2008: National Environmental Literacy Assessment (1)
- 2015: National Ocean Sciences Competition for High School Students (1)
- 2014: National Ocean Sciences Competition for High School Students (1)
- 2012: NOAA Broad Agency Announcement for FY 2012—2013 (2)
- 2012: National Ocean Sciences Competition for High School Students (1)
- 2010: NOAA Broad Agency Announcement for FY 2010—2011 (2)
- 2008: ELG for Spherical Display Systems for Earth Systems Science-Installations & Content (1)
- 2008/2009: ELG for Formal K-12 Education (1)
- 2007: National Ocean Sciences Competition for High School Students (1)
- 2007: ELG for Free-choice Learning (1)
Measuring the Effectiveness of North American Environmental Education Programs with Respect to the Parameters of Environmental Literacy
The North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE) will assess environmental literacy levels of middle school students and compare the results to baseline data collected nationwide in 2007. In this study the research team will solicit and select a purposeful sample of schools and other program sites that represent the following categories: (1) Networks, e.g., Lieberman schools, Earth Force/Green Schools, Blue Ribbon School, etc.; (2) Programs, e.g. WET, WILD, PLT, IEEIA, etc.); (3) environmentally focused Charter and Magnet Schools; and (4) Independent Schools. By comparing 2008 programmatic assessments to the established 2007 base-line levels of environmental literacy (while investigating the variables that may contribute to school wide or classroom levels of literacy), the field of environmental education and NOAA may make future curricular and program decisions that are grounded in sound scientific data. The Research Team will review these results and generate a report to be submitted to NOAA and NAAEE (and other partners as needed). These results comprise a presentation at the annual NAAEE Conference and other venues. Articles will be submitted to professional newsletters and journals.