All teachers of science in California now have a guiding document regarding the significance and importance of environmental literacy in the curriculum. California Science Teachers Association (CSTA) has released their position statement. As mentioned in the new statement, the State Board of Education has adopted environmental principles and concepts as “an important piece of the curricular expectations for all California Students." Further, the 2016 Science Framework for California Public Schools (Science Framework) makes significant reference to investigation through natural systems.
California teachers now have significant support for environmental literacy both through the Science Framework and the CSTA position statement on environmental literacy.
The new documents are linked directly: CSTA Position Statement: Environmental Literacy for All California Students and 2016 Science Framework for California Public Schools.