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Kim Moon

literate (adj.) “educated, instructed,” early 15c., from Latin literatus/litteratus “educated, learned,” literally “one who knows the letters,” formed in imitation of Greek grammatikos from Latin littera/litera “letter” Literacy, as traditionally defined, describes the ability to use written language actively and passively; to read, write, spell, listen, and speak with some degree of proficiency. However, as we move further into the 21st century […]

Jennifer Carlin

Oohs and Ahs and Ohs

Posted by Jennifer Carlin on January 19, 2016

Stargazing on an exceptionally clear night. Looking up at a ginormous redwood tree. Walking up to the Grand Canyon for the very first time. No matter your age or interests, there is nothing like experiencing awe. The best interjections for awe—“ooh”, “ah”, and “oh”—are probably most often heard out of the mouths of babes, but […]

Will Parish

Looking Forward to a Bright Year

Posted by Will Parish on December 23, 2015

The holidays are upon us once again, and as we prepare to celebrate the season of giving I’m feeling hopeful about the coming year. There are so many good things happening out there! If you’re looking for some presents to put under the tree or alongside the menorah this holiday season, you’re in luck, because […]

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 […]

Will Parish

Are we experiencing a “Goldilocks Moment” for Ten Strands’ efforts to be successful in environmental education? In The Big History Project by David Christian, he describes the reason the earth began supporting life to be that conditions were just right: not too hot and not too cold, but just right. I think the same can […]

Karen Cowe

Fish are jumpin’ and we’re gearing up for a busy summer at Ten Strands! We’ll be supporting and participating in three professional learning institutes in June, July, and August. The first event is the EEI Teacher Ambassador Training Institute (TA Institute) which will be held at the Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom, California. This is […]

Kim Moon

Making the Complicated Simple

Posted by Kim Moon on June 9, 2015

We’re fortunate here at Ten Strands to have a group of folks with a wide range of talents from different backgrounds, locations, and fields of experience. It makes for a strong team—and some very interesting staff meetings as, you can imagine, we each have our own perspective. The work we do has a lot of […]

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 […]