Author: Craig Strang, Jedda Foreman, Adam Frost, and Vanessa Lujan

About Craig Strang, Jedda Foreman, Adam Frost, and Vanessa Lujan

Craig Strang, Jedda Foreman, Adam Frost, and Vanessa Lujan

Craig Strang is associate director of Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Strand leads the Learning and Teaching Group at the Hall, and is also founding director of MARE: Marine Activities, Resources & Education, a nationwide, award-winning K–8 professional learning and curriculum development program. He is also co-lead of BaySci, a California statewide initiative to help support district-wide capacity building for the implementation of high-quality STEM education and environmental literacy, and BEETLES: Better Environmental Education Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing.

Jedda Foreman is a project director at the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a district liaison for BaySci, and the lead facilitator for district partnerships focused on environmental literacy. In these roles, Jedda works face-to-face with school districts, school and county superintendents, executive directors, teachers, principals, communities of practice, researchers, and evaluators across a variety of formal and informal environmental education contexts.

Adam Frost is a marketing specialist at the Lawrence Hall of Science. In this role, he works to tell the story of the diverse array of work conducted at the Hall, from research and curriculum development to hands-on science programs and exhibits. Adam has a master's degree in museum studies from The George Washington University with a concentration in new media and interactivity.

Vanessa Lujan, Ph.D. is deputy director of the Learning and Teaching Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science, which offers professional learning support to leaders and educators in districts, schools, museums, universities, and other educational organizations and nonprofits. Dr. Lujan is also program director of BaySci, and lead author of the LCAP Toolkit for Science and Environmental Literacy, which helps California school districts and county offices of education better understand how to support science and environmental literacy in classrooms, and how to include these core aspects of education into local plans and budgets.

What does environmental education look like?  Picture it in your mind: You’re likely imagining school children trekking through the woods en route to a team-building exercise, stopping to do leaf rubbings and other nature observations along the way. While this may be the traditional notion of environmental education, it is not representative of the opportunities […]