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. Finding Our Voices: […]
When I was asked to write this, two thoughts instantly entered my brain. I thought, “Oh no, I am the worst person to write this.” I grew up attending public schools, which wasn’t a good experience for me, and I told myself I would never work in education. My second thought was, “How will I […]
Ten Strands, California’s leading nonprofit focused on advancing the environmental literacy of K–12 students, has hired instructional designer Jeffrey Dowling as it continues to strengthen a new Climate Change and Environmental Justice Program (CCEJP) that will guide the creation of K–12 open education resources. Under the leadership of our new director of curriculum Roni Jones, […]
Doron Markus of the San Mateo County Office of Education, as well as Scott Harmon and Lucas Cohen of the Sustainable Future Outdoor Academy, discuss the importance of green career exposure to students and how it can help shape future leaders in the field.
There is an image I think about when considering my purpose. It is the last picture taken of Earth by the Voyager 1 on Valentine’s Day, 1990. It is blurry, unclear, and vague. It is mostly dark except for the streaks of light from the sun; some might say it is empty except for a […]
“There are a lot of different ways that we can educate others about sustainable farming and helping support local businesses, especially ones that strive to help the environment and pollute the planet less.” — Itzel Sanchez, 11th Grade, Half Moon Bay High School, San Mateo County These words of reflection came after Itzel experienced a […]
Gregory Ira, the UC California Naturalist Program Director, shares valuable adult environmental education options!
The mission of Ten Strands is to strengthen the partnerships and strategies that will bring environmental literacy to all of California’s K–12 students. I believe strongly in this mission and like many have benefited from the work of Ten Strands. I spent 15 years implementing an environmental education program at the Florida Department of Environmental […]