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Leena Bakshi

Can the Environment Be Racist?

Posted by Leena Bakshi on January 4, 2021

Take a moment to go outside and inhale a whopping breath of air. Do you take in a breath of fresh air or do you in fact take in a breath of fresh pollution? The answer to this question lies in where you are taking in this precious air. As science educators, we have a […]

Ten Strands

Dec. 15, 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on December 15, 2020

Naomi Stern, green facilities and operations analyst at the San Mateo County Office of Education, shares her experience participating in SMELC in prior years, how the institute shifted to a virtual format this year, and how hands-on project-based learning can translate remotely.

Karen Cowe

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.

Ten Strands

Nov. 18, 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on November 18, 2020

Peggy Harte, Solano County Office of Education’s new program manager of environmental literacy and instruction, describes her path as a leader in California science education, and how inquiry-based environmental literacy can positively impact student learning.

Margaret (Peggy) Harte, MEd

“Research shows that weaving together science and language development can increase students’ academic performance in reading, writing, and science simultaneously.” ~ Sarah Feldman and Verónica Flores Malagon, “Unlocking Learning: Science as a Lever for English Learner Equity” The path that led me to environmental literacy education was less than direct, more of a meandering road. […]

Ten Strands

Oct. 28, 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on October 28, 2020

We share an interview with Ten Strands CEO Karen Cowe, originally published by CASE to accompany the announcement that Ten Strands and the California Environmental Literacy Initiative are 2020 winners of the California Association of Science Educators‘ (CASE) Distinguished Contribution Award!

Karen Cowe

This interview between California Association of Science Educators (CASE) and Karen Cowe, Ten Strands CEO and California Environmental Literacy Initiative project director, originally appeared on the CASE website and was republished with permission.  Tell us about Ten Strands and the work of the California Environmental Literacy Initiative. Ten Strands was founded eight years ago by […]