Author: Vanessa Lujan

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Vanessa Lujan

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.

Ten Strands

Since May 2020, the National COVID-19 Outdoor Learning Initiative (NCOLI) has created dozens of free resources to support districts to center equity by returning students to school safely through the use of outdoor spaces for learning. In the spring and summer of 2021, Ten Strands, The Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, […]

Adam Frost

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 […]