Over the course of five months, high school students across California implemented advocacy campaigns to pass school board policies that support climate literacy, and empower young leaders to champion climate action in their communities. Our outgoing climate corps fellow Will Booth, shared a graduation article highlighting the program and the long lasting legacy of youth-driven environmental literacy.
Learn about the integral role of the Office for Climate Education (OCE), established after the Paris Agreement ratification, in elevating the importance of education in solving the climate crisis. Explore OCE’s initiatives, including TeachersCOP, an international event highlighting educators’ essential contributions to global climate education!
Learn about how BSCS’s strategies for highly collaborative curriculum development and justice-driven storylines are shaping California’s new climate and environmental justice curriculum that will launch in 2025!
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.
The Sierra Club Climate Literacy Committee and Ten Strands have a shared commitment to empowering all youth in California with the context and solution mindset to address our climate challenges head-on.
Change can be hard. That’s true for us individually but it’s even more true when we’re trying to change the systems in which our work, including education, takes place. California’s approach to curriculum and instruction offers a case in point. The decision about what gets taught in any individual classroom ultimately comes down to a […]
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 […]
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 […]