Ten Strands climate corps fellow Will Booth shares his journey to the environmental education space.
Statement of Purpose: Appreciation, Kinship, and Protection of the Natural WorldPosted by Andra Yeghoian on January 18, 2023
Ten Strands chief innovation officer Andra Yeghoian offers a statement of purpose that gives gratitude for the many people and experiences that led her to this work today and contribute most to her daily motivation and ambition in this role.
Ten Years at Ten Strands: Transforming Environmental Student Learning in CaliforniaPosted by Karen Cowe on January 4, 2023
Ten Strands CEO Karen Cowe reflects on her first ten years at Ten Strands. She has been pivotal in leading the organization and the state to ensure that students across California are equipped with the knowledge necessary to create healthy communities.
Statement of Purpose: Nature as a Form of HealingPosted by Marwa Abdelghani on November 3, 2022
In 2020, I visited a national park for the first time—Zion National Park. I remember wading through the slippery Narrows with my husband, sometimes waist deep, flabbergasted at every turn by the breathtaking views. I remember also being struck by the heat—we had gone in August when it was well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. To […]
Launching Ten Strands’ Climate Change and Environmental Justice Program for StudentsPosted by Roni Jones on October 20, 2022
Earlier this summer, Ten Strands convened the community- and student-centered organizations selected to create curricular resources that will help teachers increase their students’ understanding of climate change and environmental justice, leading to impactful action in their communities as part of the Climate Change and Environmental Justice Program (CCEJP). The units will be designed to provide […]
Statement of Purpose: Collaborating to Support Teachers and StudentsPosted by Jeffrey Dowling on October 6, 2022
In my first year of teaching I worked at a small public school in the Oakland Unified School District. The school included both middle and high school and in that first year I taught middle school physical science, high school chemistry, and an advisory class. I had done my student teaching in the San Francisco […]
Securing Our Planet’s Future Through Climate and Environmental LiteracyPosted by Marwa Abdelghani on September 22, 2022
Approximately 400 climate activists gathered in person and virtually last week to recommit to the fight for environmental literacy in PK–12 education systems across California. Ten Strands was proud to join our partners at the Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Projects (ECCLPs) (Re)Launch event to re-engage major collaborators in climate and environmental literacy, justice, and […]
Statement of Purpose: Transforming California’s Educational SystemPosted by Amy Frame on September 1, 2022
I first understood that something was very wrong when I saw that the 2015 Sustainable City pLAn had exactly zero mentions of K–12 education in it, despite its focus on “Transforming Los Angeles: Environment, Economy, Equity.” My professor, the first chief sustainability officer for the city of Los Angeles, told me it was because he […]