Ten Strands CEO Karen Cowe reflects on her first ten years at Ten Strands. She has been pivotal in leading the organization and the state to ensure that students across California are equipped with the knowledge necessary to create healthy communities.
Author: Karen Cowe
Statement of Purpose: Connected to PlacePosted by Karen Cowe on June 2, 2022
I’m in Scotland this month visiting my family and working remotely. On Monday, on my drive to my village, I was thinking about this assignment and reflecting on the themes some of my colleagues chose for their statements of purpose—to contribute more than we take, tradition, and community. For me, it’s the sense of belonging […]
Outdoor Learning Case Study: Park Day SchoolPosted by Karen Cowe, Linda Livers on May 18, 2021
At the end of 2020, Karen Cowe, Ten Strands’ CEO, and Linda Livers, Ten Strands’ consultant, interviewed three staff members of the Park Day School in Oakland, California: Angela Taylor, head of school; Jennifer Cooper, facilities manager; and Josie Shapiro, director of admissions. This interview was originally published as a case study on the National […]
A Year in Review: Thank You for Being Part of This Journey!Posted by Karen Cowe on December 3, 2020
In a letter to Ten Strands’ community, CEO Karen Cowe reflects on the challenges and accomplishments of 2020 and expresses appreciation for all partners and supporters who have been part of this journey towards statewide K–12 environmental literacy.
2020 Distinguished Contribution Award Winners: Ten Strands and CAELI!Posted by Karen Cowe on October 26, 2020
This interview between California Association of Science Educators (CASE) and Karen Cowe, Ten Strands CEO and California Environmental Literacy Initiative project director, originally appeared on the CASE website and was republished with permission. Tell us about Ten Strands and the work of the California Environmental Literacy Initiative. Ten Strands was founded eight years ago by […]
In SolidarityPosted by Karen Cowe on June 3, 2020
Summer Time and the Workin’ is HappeningPosted by Karen Cowe on June 23, 2015
Fish are jumpin’ and we’re gearing up for a busy summer at Ten Strands! We’ll be supporting and participating in three professional learning institutes in June, July, and August. The first event is the EEI Teacher Ambassador Training Institute (TA Institute) which will be held at the Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom, California. This is […]
Alphabet SoupPosted by Karen Cowe on February 18, 2015
The first time I visited America was when I was just out of high school and I spent the summer in Mt. Kisco, New York. Until then, I’d lived in two villages—Chirnside in the Scottish Borders and Rosedale Abbey in the North Yorkshire Moors—both with a population of less than 1,300 people. My trip was […]