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Ten Strands

February 15, 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on February 15, 2024

Decades of research affirm the benefits of outdoor learning for TK—12 students, from improved concentration to enhanced emotional well-being. In California, we are proud to be involved in a movement that endeavors to integrate outdoor education into the educational framework to tackle systemic disparities head-on.

Craig Strang

Want to take a little quiz? Come on, it’ll be fun. Just answer this one question before you get started reading the rest of this article. Which of the following are widely accepted benefits associated with TK–12 students spending time learning outdoors? (Check all that apply.) ▢ Improved Ability to Concentrate/Focus Upon Returning to the […]

Ten Strands

February 1, 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on February 1, 2024

Engaging in initiatives like San Mateo County’s Youth Climate Ambassador Program and Ten Strands’ California Youth Climate Policy (CYCP) Leadership Program, Sara recognizes the significance of mentorship and empowerment in guiding youth to advocate effectively for climate change.

Sara Typrin

Sara Typrin, currently pursuing a degree in physics at Carleton College, has been a passionate advocate for climate action since high school. Engaging in initiatives like San Mateo County’s Youth Climate Ambassador Program and Ten Strands’ California Youth Climate Policy (CYCP) Leadership Program, Sara recognizes the significance of mentorship and empowerment in guiding youth to advocate effectively for climate change.

Ten Strands

January 18, 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on January 18, 2024

Reflecting on the challenges she faced as a student in a California public school, Janneke Petersen shares the journey that inspired her, years later, to develop the Symbiotic Schoolyard Ecosystem Unit.

Ten Strands

January 4, 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on January 4, 2024

As we enter the new year with gratitude, we are excited to reflect on the inaugural California Youth Climate Policy (CYCP) Leadership Program. Launched in the summer of 2023 by Ten Strands, Sierra Club, and UndauntedK12, this initiative marked a significant journey in fostering passionate youth climate advocates.

Will Booth

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.