“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” ~John Muir In April 2019, nearly 70 K–12 educators from Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties came to a special dinner in Stockton to learn about environmental justice, culturally responsive teaching, and the benefits […]
Dean Reese is a science coordinator of outdoor education and environmental literacy for San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE). In this position, he manages the SJCOE Durham Ferry Outdoor Education Center and works towards expanding environmental literacy throughout San Joaquin County and beyond. He is also the project director for the Region 6 California Environmental Literacy Project, a coalition of approximately 70 teachers from Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties, whose goal it is to increase implementation of California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts and environmental literacy of their students. Dean enjoys supporting teachers in their efforts to connect students with the natural world to move towards a more sustainable future.