In addition to building a strong relationship with nature, American citizens must have the skills and knowledge to succeed in a 21st century workforce.
It also gives knowledge on how pollutants may affect health, how to assess real versus exaggerated risks, and how to make informed and responsible decisions that prevent or mitigate the effects of pollution on health.
Educators and public officials generally believe that improvements are needed in the nation’s public education system to enhance student learning.
Thus, environmental education policies fund both teacher training and worker training initiatives.
Teachers must be trained to effectively teach and incorporate environmental studies in their curricula.