REFERENCE TITLE: technical correction; environmental education
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
First Regular Session
amending section 15‑706, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to curriculum.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Section 15-706, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
15-706. Instruction in environmental education; definition
A. The department of education shall establish and maintain an environmental education information resource system to assist school districts that choose to develop and implement environmental education programs. The system shall include a current documentation, referral and dissemination program for environmental education materials and information that promotes knowledge of the environment, including various scientific and economic concepts that impact on environmental and natural resource issues of this state and its citizens.
B. If a school district chooses to provide instruction in environmental education, the environmental education program shall:
1. Be based on current scientific information.
2. Include a discussion of economic and social implications.
C. For the purposes of this section, "environmental education" means educational processes, programs and activities which that are specifically designed to enhance student acquisition of knowledge of scientific and economic principles, concepts and facts as they relate to environmental topics and issues and which that are taught in an unbiased, fair and balanced manner.