2003 Conference Report: Recommendations for Education for a Sustainable and Secure Future

August 2, 2011

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT (NCSE) held its third National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, Education for a Sustainable and Secure Future, on January 30-31, 2003 in Washington, DC. The conference provided a meeting ground for more than 800 scientists, educators, managers and policymakers from the United States and other nations to collectively consider the role of education in providing a sustainable and secure future. The conference brought leaders in society and science together representing the many aspects of the educational enterprise, from formal (K-12, college, and graduate) to informal, including public educators and experts in environmental, sustainability, nature, agricultural, science, and engineering education. Nearly every discipline and perspective in the broad environmental enterprise was represented. The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) thanks their cosponsors and all who took part in the conference. A list of participants is available on page 78.