Maryland Environmental Literacy Standards

Environmental Literacy Standards
An instructional framework is under development to support the Environmental Literacy Standards.

Maryland Environmental Literacy Standards

(1) Environmental Issue Investigation & Action. Environmentally literate students investigate environmental issues in order to develop and implement local actions that protect, sustain or restore the natural environment.
 
(2) Human Dependence on Earth Systems and Natural Resources. Environmentally literate students construct and apply understanding of how Earth’s systems and natural resources support human existence.
 
(3) Environmental Impact of Human Activity. Environmentally literate students construct and apply understanding of the environmental impact of human activities on Earth’s systems and resources.
 
(4) Consequences of Environmental Change on Human Health and Well-Being. Environmentally literate students construct and apply understanding of the consequences of human-induced environmental change on individual and collective health and well-being.
 
(5) Individual and Collective Responses to Environmental Change. Environmentally literate students construct and apply understanding of individual, collective, and societal responses to human-induced environmental change.