Environmental issues lend themselves to cross-disciplinary integrative learning and science teachers are central to the effort to bring environmental literacy to every California child. . . . At the heart of this broader integrative effort is three-dimensional science learning (NGSS) that emerges from the facilitation of rich environmental learning experiences. […]
Lizbeth Mariscal, MSEd (secondary education), is currently an integrated science year one and year two teacher at Rialto High School in the Rialto Unified School District. Previously, she was the science project lead for the district where her involvement with NGSS science instruction took a direction fully toward environmental literacy while working along with Ms. Juanita Chan. She has a background in biology and STEM education through programs like Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) and Project Lead The Way (PLTW) for middle schoolers and is now moving forward to engage her high school students in the environmental literacy path.