When I entered the Tree Rooms for the first day of the San Mateo County Office of Education’s (SMCOE) San Mateo Environmental Learning Collaborative (SMELC) institute in summer 2017, I knew some of what to expect. I knew I would be taking a break from my responsibilities as a summer camp manager with the HEAL […]
Naomi Stern works as the green facilities and operations analyst to support the Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative (ELSI) at the San Mateo County Office of Education. Currently, she is a Leader in Sustainability Fellow with the Center for Green Schools. Previously, Naomi was the programs manager at the HEAL Project, which provides students with hands-on outdoor learning experiences that cultivate environmental awareness. Naomi has a degree in environmental studies, focused on environmental interpretation, from the University of California, Santa Cruz.