The Environmental Literacy for Illinois strategic plan was updated last year, and recently, the IDNR created a Web site to collect information from organizations on environmental education programs that are aligned with the plan’s goals. The purpose of this data collection effort is to show that there is interest in working together in a coordinated fashion on environmental literacy in the state and to identify strengths and gaps in implementation.
The reporting pages are now available for organizations to use. These pages can be accessed by going to http://dnr.state.il.us/education/CLASSRM/ELforILUpdates.htm and clicking on the link to “Enter Goal Implementation Information.” Organizations can request a survey code (necessary for entering data) from firstname.lastname@example.org.
A summary page that will compile the entered information for everyone to access is scheduled to be completed within the next two months.