Friday, March 19, 2010

U.S. House Passes The Ocean, Coastal and Watershed Education Act

The National Wildlife Federation reports that the U.S. House of Representatives today (March 19th) passed a bipartisan bill to promote nature education and advance science literacy in America’s classrooms. Introduced by Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA - 23) last September, H.R. 3644 will authorize a national Environmental Literacy Grant Program and a regional Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The House is also expected to vote as soon as this weekend on the Public Lands Service Corps Act to provide young people with service and job opportunities on public lands.

Read the full release from the National Wildlife Federation.

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