In 2020, I visited a national park for the first time—Zion National Park. I remember wading through the slippery Narrows with my husband, sometimes waist deep, flabbergasted at every turn by the breathtaking views. I remember also being struck by the heat—we had gone in August when it was well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. To […]
Q&A: Ten Strands SXSW EDU Panel Explores The Future of Outdoor Learning EducationPosted by Ten Strands on April 21, 2022
When the National COVID-19 Outdoor Learning Initiative (NCOLI) was launched at the height of the pandemic in 2020, it sought to stem the inequities in education exacerbated by COVID-19. Two years later, founding partners Ten Strands, Green Schoolyards America, the Lawrence Hall of Science, and San Mateo County Office of Education are considering the impact […]
Outside School in Richmond Brings Outdoor Learning to LifePosted by Heather Taylor on March 17, 2022
“Can we go up to the vernal pools tomorrow?” My query was met with quizzical looks. This year’s group of students at Outside School, in Richmond, CA, prefers the comfort of the park at hand and flush toilets. This is despite a solid history of these walks up into the hills delivering consistently on being […]
Feb. 17, 2022 NewsletterPosted by Ten Strands on February 21, 2022
We interviewed Earth Force CEO and President Vince Meldrum to discuss putting environmental education into action by challenging students to find climate solutions.
Interview with Earth Force CEO Vince MeldrumPosted by Vince Meldrum on February 17, 2022
Earth Force is putting environmental education into action by empowering young people to make real-world changes. A virtual organization, Earth Force is expanding its reach across the country, including in California where they work with organizations like YES Nature to Neighborhoods in Richmond, CA. In this week’s article, we interviewed Earth Force President and CEO […]
Lawrence Hall of Science Releases New Policy Brief Examining Impact of COVID-19 on Outdoor Science ProgramsPosted by The Lawrence on February 9, 2022
Millions of children have missed out on enriching outdoor science education experiences since the start of the pandemic. That is the conclusion of a new policy brief released on Feb. 8 by The Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley that examines the impact of COVID-19 on outdoor science programs nationwide. The […]
California’s Safe Return to SchoolPosted by Sarah Pedemonte, Vanessa Lujan, Craig Strang on October 20, 2021
Since May 2020, the National COVID-19 Outdoor Learning Initiative (NCOLI) has created dozens of free resources to support districts to center equity by returning students to school safely through the use of outdoor spaces for learning. In the spring and summer of 2021, Ten Strands, The Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, […]
A Year in Review: Thank You for Being Part of This Journey!Posted by Karen Cowe on December 3, 2020
In a letter to Ten Strands’ community, CEO Karen Cowe reflects on the challenges and accomplishments of 2020 and expresses appreciation for all partners and supporters who have been part of this journey towards statewide K–12 environmental literacy.