As students and educators return to the classroom, they encounter a challenging new world fueled by a global pandemic and academic inequality. Outdoor learning is helping to reimagine the educational environment and inspire the next generation of change-makers. FIVE BENEFITS OF OUTDOOR LEARNING Increased Connection: School closures and distance learning deprived students of the interpersonal […]
Ten Strands CEO Karen Cowe, and Craig Strang, of the California Environmental Literacy Initiative Leadership Council, co-authored a piece in the Hechinger Report on the value of outdoor learning during the pandemic.
California leaders across county offices of education and nonprofit organization, Ten Strands, are joining forces to expand access to environmental literacy through the launch of the Environmental Literacy Community of Practice (COP). Spearheaded by the County Office of Education (COE) Innovation Hub within California Environmental Literacy Initiative, this group of changemakers will build the capacity […]
This week’s newsletter features Dr. Thomas Herman, of the Department of Geography at San Diego State University, writing about the launch California’s Hub for Environmental Learning and Action (CHELA), a website resource that uses geographic data to accelerate environmental learning.
Claire Latané, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, offers suggestions on how schools and classrooms can transform physical spaces to improve mental health in this week’s newsletter.
This week we are sharing a second article written by Nan Renner, senior director of learning design and innovation at UC San Diego’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Renner discusses the Climate Champions Virtual Summit and local climate K–12 curriculum.
Senator Ben Allen’s proposal passes, providing funds to create new open education resource (OER) curriculum units for K–12 students. SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom, on July 9, signed into law landmark legislation that will allocate $6 million for the creation of free educational resources on climate change and environmental justice. The momentous bill was signed […]
This week we are sharing an article by Ten Strands’ founder and president, Will Parish, that describes the need for the state’s public education system to prepare students to understand the complexity of human interdependence with the environment, the disproportionate impact of climate change on low-income communities and communities of color, and how to take action to influence and […]