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Craig Strang

On September 15, 2015, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released the much anticipated A Blueprint for Environmental Literacy: Educating Every California Student In, About and For the Environment at a press conference at Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco. The Blueprint was created over the course of a year by a 47-member Environmental […]

Linda Rasmussen

Back to School: Welcome to Room 101

Posted by Linda Rasmussen on September 16, 2015

Welcome to a new year of learning in Room 101! Our class is filled with twenty-seven third graders and me—the one who has learned with and from my students for 30 years. As you look around the room you might notice Julius Squeezer, our 35-year-old rosy boa on the science table. Or you might head […]

Erin Schrode

Organic, Organic, Organic!

Posted by Erin Schrode on May 27, 2015

I am a huge proponent of organics! For as long as I can remember, organic food has been a staple of my life, and a cause I believe in and fight for passionately. Certified organic agriculture has an enormous positive impact on personal and public health, local communities, farm workers and their families (who bear the brunt of […]

Paul Chapman

Since the Green Schools National Network was launched in 2010, I have attended each of the five national conferences, and this year’s gathering in Virginia Beach, Virginia demonstrated that the national movement for healthy, environmentally sustainable schools is making significant progress.     Led by executive director Jenny Seydel, the mission of the GSNN is […]

Kurt Holland

EE World 2.0

Posted by Kurt Holland on March 17, 2015

Curricula are like tools: in the right hands magic happens, learning is made relevant, and learners are inspired. Deploying diverse instructional resources so students can build upon their own interests, life knowledge, and place in the world is especially important in serving 21st century learners. The task before us with the new science standards (NGSS) […]

Jim Bentley

It’s January. The holidays are over. A new year has begun. It’s the time when people who love the cold or snow are relishing winter while folks like myself are pining for the light and warmth of spring. It’s no coincidence the first month of the new year is named January. Janus was the Roman […]

Jeff Golden

Should We Be Scared of Scaring You?

Posted by Jeff Golden on January 6, 2015

My college roommate, a brilliant and utterly decent guy, became a top geologist for the petroleum industry. I became an environmental activist. We’re still friends. I’ll call him Rick. His job is to help clients make money by finding and figuring out how to extract new sources of oil and gas. He is very good […]