No Child Left Inside

Some Minnesota K-12 schools emphasize environmental education on their own, yet shrinking state aid has made field trips and Environmental Learning Center visits cost-prohibitive for some districts.

A federal bill, branded "No Child Left Inside", would augment the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to help Minnesota school districts incorporate environmental education across the curriculum, starting at a young age, to promote literacy of the natural world, and combat nature deficit disorder head on.

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