Featured Authors

Candice Dickens-Russell

Back in April I had the opportunity to talk about the importance of environmental literacy in front of the California Legislative Black Caucus, along with Will Parish from Ten Strands and Gina Fromer from the Trust for Public Land. My presentation focused on how students in schools with programs that use the local environment as […]

Sara Church

When I teach environmental literacy in my class I feel like I am opening a door for students to walk through. This door opens to empowerment, knowledge, and stewardship. Children want to be big thinkers. The more I challenge them with big ideas the more they rise to the occasion, and learning about the environment […]

Julie DiMaio

(This is part two of teacher Julie DiMaio’s blog. In part one Julie describes her participation in the San Mateo Environmental Learning Collaborative summer 2015 teacher institute. In part two she shares the outcome of her work and the impact the unit she developed had on her students.) Once Jerry told us that the Environmental […]

Julie DiMaio

Note: This part one of a two-part blog post by guest author Julie DiMaio I can’t begin to describe the sense of responsibility I feel being “THE science teacher” at my school. Mind you, this is not an official title, more an acknowledgment of a passion and interest so deep that it is part of […]

Kurt Holland

It’s More Than a Field Trip

Posted by Kurt Holland on December 10, 2015

We looked around, startled to hear an unrecognized female voice rise into Yosemite’s still wintertime forest. My class and I were three days into our trip and far from the few casual hikers that populate the valley floor in wintertime. We were not expecting company. In fact, we had traveled from Southern California during the […]

Juanita Chan

Welcome to Rialto. About 100,000 people call it home, and like much of the Inland Empire it is about an hour from everything: the beach, the mountains, the desert. But when someone says that you are an hour from everywhere, what does that say about where you are? It’s nowhere? Left to its own devices, […]

Elizabeth Babcock, PhD

Over the last year, I’ve had the privilege of serving as the Co-Chair of the Environmental Literacy Task Force, a group of extraordinary environmental education leaders from around the state, convened by California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. This effort could not have come at a more critical and propitious time. As members of […]