Jenna Hartley, Carolyn Pugh, Kathryn Stevenson, Jessica Daniel, Using EnviroAtlas to Build K-12 Environmental Literacy, The Solutions Journal, Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2019, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/using-enviroatlas-build-k-12-environmental-literacy/) Abstract: The Challenge: Building Environmental Literacy in K-12 Students Environmental science in the United States is at a critical point: in the face of numerous environmental challenges, the public consistently ranks environmental issues among their lowest priorities,1 scientific literacy is on the decline,2 and politics (rather than science) often dictates environmental action.3 To address this predicament, environmental education provides an opportunity to help individuals and communities feel empowered with knowledge and skills to protect the environment. Specifically, environmental education aims to build environmental literacy,4 which includes the knowledge, dispositions, competencies, and motivations for environmental action.5 Harnessing the rapid development of programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for K-12 students is one way to build environmental literacy and address environmental issues, as STEM education has been shown to contribute … Topics: Education