Join the Idaho Conservation League and Environmental Resource Center (ERC Sun Valley) for a pop-up Environmental Advocates Alliance meeting. This meeting will focus on Idaho Department of Education’s redevelopment of science standards.
Why We Care About Science Standards
Some of our leaders have their heads in the sand about climate change, yet a recent public hearing held by Rep. Ilana Rubel (D-Boise) at the Capitol drew a record crowd. Climate change is already affecting many of Idaho’s resources, including major economic drivers such as recreation and agriculture.
At the climate change hearing, students talked about the need for high-quality science education so they are employable and, more importantly,so they can invent new ways to address climate change. Let’s stand with those students and demand strong science standards!
What You’ll Learn and Do
For the first 30 minutes of the program, you will learn about local, state and national legislation focused on science standards. Following that discussion, we will share which tools are available to you and what actions you can take to make your voices heard on issues that are important to all of us. During the second half of the program, you will have time and materials to take immediate action if you want.
This Meeting Is Timely
Learning about science standards and actions you can take is timely. In April, the Idaho Department of Education will again seek public input on science standards, including sections that were cut this year. The department is holding public hearings throughout the state—Twin Falls, Fort Hall, Idaho Falls, Boise, Lewiston and Coeur d’Alene—between April 11 and 20. Consider attending the one nearest you!
In addition, you can submit your comments online between April 5 and 26.