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When the National COVID-19 Outdoor Learning Initiative (NCOLI) was launched at the height of the pandemic in 2020, it sought to stem the inequities in education exacerbated by COVID-19. Two years later, founding partners Ten Strands, Green Schoolyards America, the Lawrence Hall of Science, and San Mateo County Office of Education are considering the impact […]

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We’d like your help circulating a call for Letters of Interest (LOI) for a new project we’re working on related to developing K–12 curricular resources focused on climate change and environmental justice. This is a joint project between Ten Strands, the San Mateo County Office of Education, and the California Department of Education. You can […]

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5 Top Stories of 2021

Posted by Ten Strands on December 8, 2021

With the year coming to a close, we take a look back at five of the most viewed stories of 2021. These are the articles you selected as your favorites! A Journey to Centering Equity by Celeste Royer. Why We Should Develop Environmental Literacy in Public Schools by Will Parrish. Who Do You Want to Be When […]

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Ten Strands to Present at SXSW EDU Event

Posted by Ten Strands on November 10, 2021

Ten Strands CEO, Karen Cowe, Sharon Danks, of Green Schoolyards America, Craig Strang, of The Lawrence Hall of Science, and Andra Yeghoian, of the San Mateo County Office of Education, will serve as panelists at the SXSW EDU Conference this March. The group had their panel, “Climate Resilient Schools, Future-Ready Students,” voted in as a […]

Jahmal Corner

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 […]

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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.