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The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) is the lead environmental agency for the State of Texas. It's charged is to oversee Texas natural resources: air, water, and waste management. The challenge is to manage these resources in a manner so that air and water are sustainable for the future and waste management is dealt with responsibly. The TNRCC developed a comprehensive training program for teachers in environmental education. The Teaching Environmental Science, (TES) course was developed in cooperation with Texas Southern University and other universities around the State of Texas. The Teaching Environmental Science course is a free environmental graduate summer course for K-8 teachers. The emphasis is on water, air, and waste issues that affect the local community. The course creates partnerships between teachers, local and state experts, and provides extensive environmental education materials and resources. This graduate course fosters an awareness of environmental concerns for the environment in urban areas. It also provides each teacher the knowledge base and the access to resources in order to become change agents in protecting and improving the environment. This paper will focus on the partnership, the planning, and the implementation of this graduate course at Texas Southern University. (Author)

Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Partnerships in Education, Summer Programs, Teacher Education











Author: Wiggins, Felita

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=4923&id=ED477848







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