Doron Markus of the San Mateo County Office of Education, as well as Scott Harmon and Lucas Cohen of the Sustainable Future Outdoor Academy, discuss the importance of green career exposure to students and how it can help shape future leaders in the field.
“There are a lot of different ways that we can educate others about sustainable farming and helping support local businesses, especially ones that strive to help the environment and pollute the planet less.” — Itzel Sanchez, 11th Grade, Half Moon Bay High School, San Mateo County These words of reflection came after Itzel experienced a […]
Statement of Purpose: Ten Strands is introducing its staff through statements of purpose from each member that reveals the motivations and ambitions of their work. Today, we hear from Ten Strands Director of Equity and Inclusion Celeste Royer who shares how her own family traditions bring her hope in establishing a rich culture of environmental […]
Climate change has become a divisive, political issue that has extended to our classrooms. That was a key takeaway from Katie Worth’s new book, Miseducation: How Climate Change Is Taught in America. Worth traveled to many communities to talk to children and teachers about what is being taught in schools about climate change in America’s […]
In November, five students and their teacher from Palisades High School in Calistoga came to the canyon where I live just outside of town to plant acorns under the guidance of the Napa County Resource Conservation District (Napa RCD), a local government agency that provides technical assistance and education to farmers and the general community. […]
We interviewed three staff members from The Lawrence Hall of Science to discuss outdoor education and California’s safe return to schools.
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 […]
Even before 2020, our young people experienced skyrocketing rates of anxiety, stress, trauma, and suicide. This generation of students faces the fear of school or neighborhood shootings, concern over police brutality and systemic racism, and eco-anxiety. More than any generation before them, they see, hear, and feel local and global injustices in real time through […]