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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 […]

Ten Strands

Ten Strands CEO Karen Cowe, and Craig Strang, of the California Environmental Literacy Initiative Leadership Council, co-authored a piece in the Hechinger Report on the value of outdoor learning during the pandemic.

Ten Strands

California leaders across county offices of education and nonprofit organization, Ten Strands, are joining forces to expand access to environmental literacy through the launch of the Environmental Literacy Community of Practice (COP). Spearheaded by the County Office of Education (COE) Innovation Hub within California Environmental Literacy Initiative, this group of changemakers will build the capacity […]

Thomas Herman

California’s Hub for Environmental Learning and Action (CHELA) is a new website resource for inquiry- and place-based learning on topics related to environmental literacy and environmental justice. It is designed to leverage the power of geospatial technologies to accelerate environmental learning, connect to students’ lived experiences, and support them in pursuing their interests in confronting […]

Claire Latané

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 […]

Nan Renner

Launched in spring 2020, the Climate Champions pilot project, based at the University of California, San Diego, models K–12, university, and community collaboration for climate action and climate justice. It was inspired and informed by the Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Project and Summit (ECCLPS) and its report that the University of California (UC), California […]