"As Texans have fewer direct experiences in the natural world, it becomes
increasingly important to educate all citizens about our natural resources through accessible, safe, and enjoyable outdoor experiences. The environment provides an excellent context for this learning."
~The Texas Natural Resource/Environmental Literacy Plan~
"The student, for at least 40% of instructional time, conducts laboratory and field investigations following safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices."
~Texas Education Agency, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science in all grades 6-12~