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Stories About Environmental Learning Through Partnership

February 15, 2024 Newsletter

February 15, 2024

Decades of research affirm the benefits of outdoor learning for TK—12 students, from improved concentration to enhanced emotional [...]

February 1, 2024 Newsletter

February 1, 2024

Engaging in initiatives like San Mateo County's Youth Climate Ambassador Program and Ten Strands' California Youth Climate Policy [...]

Learn About Our Environmental Literacy Efforts

Outdoor Learning Initiatives

NOLI is a collective impact project led by Ten Strands, Green Schoolyards America, Lawrence Hall of Science, San Mateo County Office of Education, and others to support TK–12 teachers in […]

Environmental Principles and Concepts

California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&Cs) have a timely and relevant place in our state frameworks. Background: In 2003, the California Education and the Environment Initiative, Assembly Bill 1548, was passed […]

San Mateo Environmental Solutionary Teacher Fellowship

The Environmental Solutionary Teacher Fellowship (ESTF)—formerly known as the San Mateo Environmental Collaborative (SMELC)—is built around four key elements of professional learning: knowledge, action, accountability and reflection, and connection to […]

Every student in California can achieve environmental literacy, and all students deserve the opportunity to understand, interact, and connect with their environment in meaningful ways that promote learning and growth. Ten Strands acts as a connector, building partnerships and forging pathways to ensure that California’s TK–12 students receive a high-quality education with an environmental component. Together, we can create a healthy future for our planet and its inhabitants.

The Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum is a powerful instructional resource that has made history by making environmental literacy an integral part of K–12 instruction.

13,539,015 Environmental Lessons
33,589 Teachers
5,965 New Schools Using Environment-Based Education