The MDNCLI Coalition is now 250+ organizations strong, representing over 635,000 Marylanders! The Coalition represents education, environment, recreation, religion, youth, health and business interests across Maryland. The support of Coalition members was critical to the passage of the first environmental literacy graduation requirement in the nation! The MDNCLI Coalition keeps members informed of the progress of the Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature efforts and national No Child Left Inside legislation, as well as opportunities to get involved. Click here to learn more about the MDNCLI Coalition!
Reconnecting Kids and Nature
In April 2008, Governor O'Malley issued a groundbreaking Executive Order establishing the Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature. The Maryland Partnership developed recommendations and initiatives to ensure that all Maryland youth have access to recreational and educational outdoor experiences and graduate environmentally literate. Click here to learn more about the Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature!
The national No Child Left Inside Coalition represents over 2000 organizations in support of legislation and efforts to get kids back outside and reconnected to nature. The No Child Left Inside Act provides for funding to train teachers to deliver high quality environmental education; incentives for states to develop State Environmental Literacy Plans; encouragement for teachers, administrators, and school systems to make time and resources available for environmental education for all students; and integration of environmental education across core subject areas. To learn more and help support this legislation, visit www.nclicoalition.org today!