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WWF says money is good but where's the curriculum?

Press Release Embargoed until midnight 9 May 2006

WWF says money is good but where's the curriculum?

WWF-New Zealand welcomes the budget boost of $13 million over 4 years for environmental education.

"This funding will give much needed resources for environmental education in schools," says Wendy Barry, WWF-New Zealand's Environmental Education Programme Leader.

“The next step is to reflect this commitment in the school curriculum. Without this, teachers and schools lack the mandate to provide environmental education for our children and our communities.”

Funding for environmental education will move from less than $1 million per year to $13 million over 4 years. Currently environmental education in the school curriculum is not mandatory.

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