“Research shows that weaving together science and language development can increase students’ academic performance in reading, writing, and science simultaneously.” ~ Sarah Feldman and Verónica Flores Malagon, “Unlocking Learning: Science as a Lever for English Learner Equity” The path that led me to environmental literacy education was less than direct, more of a meandering road. […]
About Margaret (Peggy)
A former classroom teacher and elementary science specialist with over 20 years of teaching experience, Peggy supports educators by designing and developing professional learning opportunities that focus on environmental literacy and citizen science. As the education program manager at the Center for Community and Citizen Science at the UC Davis School of Education, Peggy collaborates in research that looks at how citizen science projects engage students in deepening their connection to the environment, their engagement with the California EP&Cs, and the application of NGSS and Common Core State Standards as they develop environmental science agency. She is also currently supporting educators, both formal and informal, as the program manager of environmental literacy and instruction at the Solano County Office of Education. Ms. Harte has copresented at the Citizen Science Association and the North American Association for Environmental Educators research symposiums. She has also conducted sessions at the California Association of Science Educators and Expanded Learning conventions, and has delivered professional development at many Sacramento Area Science Project and Science in the River City events. For her most recent article on environmental literacy and citizen science, be sure to read Birds Near and Far (September/October 2020).