Dates: Sunday, April 13, 2008 - Saturday, April 19, 2008
Governor Pawlenty has announced Minnesota will recognize for the first time National Environmental Education Week. The purpose is for educators to raise awareness about the benefits of environmental education. (To view Governor Pawlenty's Proclamation), National Environmental Education (EE) Week is the single largest organized environmental education event in the United States. Made possible by Canon, it increases the educational impact of Earth Day by creating a full week of environmentally-themed lessons and activities in K-12 classrooms, nature centers, zoos, museums, and aquariums. Over the span of EE Week 2007 the combined efforts of nearly 1,450 schools, nature centers, museums, zoos, and other educational institutions taught over 3.5 million students about the importance of caring for our natural environment. EE Week is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) in cooperation with thousands of outstanding schools, environmental education organizations, education associations, and state and federal agencies.