Title 17. Education

Chapter 1. General School Law

Part III. Public Schools and School Children

Subpart B-1. Louisiana Environmental Education and Litter Reduction Act


17:216     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. 


Redesignated from R.S. 30:2517 by Acts 2020, No. 317, § 2, eff. June 12, 2020. Redesignated from R.S. 30:2506 by Acts 2018, No. 509, § 6. Added by Acts 1995, No. 322, § 1. Amended by Acts 2011, No. 265, § 1, eff. July 1, 2011; Acts 2019, No. 238, § 1.