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      RS 17:216     


§216. Curriculum framework

            A. The commission shall develop a curriculum framework for establishing environmental education programs in all public and private elementary and secondary schools. The program shall integrate environmental concepts and skills into regular curricula, which include:

            (1) Basic ecological relationships including field experiences.

            (2) Issue investigation, analysis, evaluation, problem solving, prediction, and action skills that enable the student to understand concepts such as the interrelationships and interdependence of natural and human systems.

            (3) The values and behaviors of individuals, institutions, and nations regarding environmental problems.

            (4) Alternative responses to environmental issues and their consequences.

            B. The commission shall work with the Department of Education to implement an environmental education program in grades K-12.

            Acts 1995, No. 322, §1; Acts 2011, No. 265, §1, eff. July 1, 2011; Redesignated from R.S. 30:2505 by Acts 2018, No. 509, §6; Acts 2019, No. 238, §1; Acts 2020, No. 317, §2.

NOTE: Former R.S. 30:2517 redesignated to R.S. 17:216, Acts 2020, No. 317.

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