On June 27, in a landmark victory for environmental literacy, Governor Jerry Brown approved the California 2017–18 Budget with a one-time $4,000,000 funding allocation for environmental literacy.
It’s a sunny May morning in the Imperial Valley; by 8:00am it’s already 90° and climbing. I arrived the afternoon before and decided to avoid the interstate by taking the 78, a winding two-lane road that at times looks like what I imagine the surface of the moon would. Extending south from the Salton Sea […]
Senate Bill 424 (Allen), the bill seeking permanent funding for the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network, passed the State Senate last Thursday in a 28-11 vote! Sponsored by Ten Strands, this bill will now move on to be considered by the State Assembly.
Science is central to how we understand and make sense of the world around us. Could it be that the best way to teach science might be to turn that idea on its head? The natural world is central to how we understand and make sense of science. Across California, where schools are implementing new […]
We are excited to share our 2016 Annual Report. Learn more about the momentum being generated for environmental literacy across California in the opening letter (see below) from Will Parish, Founder and President, and Karen Cowe, CEO, and in the report itself.
If a teacher decides to adopt a project based learning (PBL) approach, even the Gold Standard Project Based Learning unit, the most comprehensive tier of PBL strategies, starts with a simple question: What’s the content that teachers will use to foster a successful classroom? There is no shortage of sources from which to choose: individual state […]
There are several days each week when I am fortunate to get to wear many environmental education hats. On a daily basis, I am the Director of Environmental Education at TreePeople and a Regional Coordinator for the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network. In addition, I serve on California’s Environmental Literacy Steering Committee, participating […]
In her blog post earlier this year, Ten Strands Board member Sheila Nahi provided an unequivocal yes to the question of whether we are still in a ‘Goldilocks moment’ to achieve environmental literacy in California, as first posed by Ten Strands Founder and President Will Parish in July 2015. With the active implementation of A […]