House Bill 6437, introduced in September by Rep. Chris Kolb, D-Ann Arbor, would require public and charter schools to provide "environmental education" on at least 10 days of the school year.

The bill would mandate that school districts work with the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Environmental Quality to identify and approve curricula on conservation, recycling and land preservation.

The environmental curriculum could be integrated into another subject such as science or social studies.

The bill was referred to the House Education Committee.

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