Climate change in a Michigan environmental literacy bill

Michigan state capitol.

Michigan state capitol. Photo by Brian Charles Watson. CC BY-SA 3.0.

Michigan's House Bill 4961 would, if enacted, establish an environmental literary task force charged with developing an environmental literacy model curriculum that would, inter alia, "[p]repare students for understanding environmental challenges of this state and the United States, including the relationship of the environment to ... climate change." "Climate change" is also listed among the "definitions for key terms that must be addressed in the environmental literacy model curriculum." Sponsored by Julie M. Rogers (D-District 41) and thirty of her colleagues, the bill was introduced on September 7, 2023, and referred to the Committee on Education.

Glenn Branch
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Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE.