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EPA is committed to promoting environmental education and fostering a diverse group of future environmental leaders and professionals.

The agency recognizes the importance of instilling a keen environmental awareness from kindergarten through postgraduate studies. Through a variety of programs, EPA is able to reach students of all ages and also enables teachers to broaden their environmental curricula. The Office of Environmental Education provides several learning resources for students and teachers.

Learn about environmental issues in schools:

Adopt-a-School Program - Beginning in 2001, EPA's Region 1 (Boston) and Region 3 (Philadelphia) offices will embark on a new program to select and "adopt" a school with a significant number of AAPI students to encourage children to learn about the environment.

Educational opportunities - Environmental Education grants support a variety of projects nationwide to increase awareness and enable individuals to make informed decisions about their environmental quality.

Environmental career opportunities - Many individuals begin and continue their environmental careers at EPA. Visit our Employment page to learn about internship and employment opportunities.

Research opportunities - EPA provides several opportunities to foster environmental and health research.

Minority Academic Institutions Program - EPA's Minority Academic Institutions Program was created to increase opportunities for Minority Academic Institutions to participate in federal programs. Increased participation in federal programs will strengthen these schools, and our entire nation, by promoting faculty development, increasing institutional capacity, and fully developing the diverse talent pool that constitutes our nation. Success in fulfilling these critical objectives will help our economy to thrive and keep America competitive in the global market. In order to remain strong all of our nation's schools must be fully developed.

Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) - EPA is committed to supporting Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) to increase participation and strengthen these schools through EPA's Minority Academic Institutions Program. The purpose of the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Program is to support institutions of higher education in their effort to increase their self-sufficiency through two-year grants to improve academic programs, institutional management, and fiscal stability.

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Getting involved in environmental education - There are several advisory groups and partnerships in which individuals can participate to promote and strengthen environmental education.


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