I have been working in the field of environmental and outdoor education and place-based learning in Plumas County, California, for the past 25 years. Plumas County is a rural mountainous region in the northeastern corner of the state. For the past 20 years my work has been tuned specifically toward integrating environmental literacy pedagogy into […]
This week we are sharing an article written by Kevin Malaekeh and Jack Galloway, high school students and founders of the Youth Climate Action Coalition. Their article highlights the need for environmental and climate change literacy within the education system and the power of youth leaders to create change.
This article is part of our Youth Voices series. At Ten Strands we believe that young people have valuable perspectives and a critical role in shaping our society and our world. We recognize their power to drive dialogue and create positive change, and are committed to providing a platform which amplifies their contributions. Last fall, the […]
This week we are sharing an article written by Deedee Chao, a master’s student in community development at UC Davis. Deedee’s article describes a virtual charrette that took place on April 21 focused on environmental justice and environmental literacy within K–12 education.
On April 21, 2020, the California Subject Matter Project (CSMP) held a virtual environmental justice charrette. The charrette brought together CSMP leaders, environmental justice organizers and scholars, and student leaders with the goals of exploring the following questions: What is environmental justice? What does teaching for environmental justice look like in practice? How does it […]
This article originally appeared in GreenNotes, a publication of the Green Schools National Network, and was republished with permission. There’s no question that real work and research makes for more engaging learning. That’s never more obvious than when we put students at the center of a problem in a place that evokes curiosity and creativity […]
This week we are sharing a story written by Dr. Virginia (Gini) Vandergon, director of the San Fernando Valley Science Project, about a professional learning institute attended by Los Angeles middle and high school teachers to learn how to integrate environmental literacy into their lessons.