Allie Rigby

Creative writing, poetry, and placemaking are all ways to connect complex scientific ideas and to explore relationships to the environment. Writing, and the various ways in which humans share ideas and stories, is also part of a longer tradition of storytelling. For thousands of years, humans have expanded the confines of language to define and […]

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April 27, 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on April 27, 2021

We share an article by environmental educator and poet Allie Rigby, who discusses how incorporating poetry into lessons can help students connect with their local places.

Shelley Brooks, PhD

I am writing about the Current Context: A Focus on the Environment series, an environment-based current events classroom resource, at an exciting time. The series began in 2017, and all 18 issues were published during Trump’s presidency, when there was a clear disconnect between the science and observation regarding climate change and what the president […]

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April 13, 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on April 13, 2021

This week’s article is written by California History–Social Science Project’s Shelley Brooks, about the Current Context: A Focus on the Environment series. The series shares scientific and policy-related research and encourages students to believe that concerted attention to local and global problems can result in real improvement.

Olivia Kernen

Greetings from Humboldt County! We are located 300 miles north of San Francisco and serve nearly 18,000 students across 4,000 square miles of beautiful redwoods, isolated beaches, and the Northern Coast Ranges. Our isolated rural county is a land of scenic beauty that encompasses many unique cultural and geographic communities. The Humboldt County Office of […]

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March 31, 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on March 31, 2021

This week’s article by Olivia Kernen, environmental education program coordinator for Humboldt County Office of Education, shares the amazing effort to bring rich, environmental learning experiences into Humboldt County classrooms.

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March 9, 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on March 9, 2021

This week, we are sharing an article written by Nan Renner, senior director of learning design and innovation at UC San Diego’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The article examines a new ECCLPS-inspired project, Climate Champions, which seeks to inform the statewide scale-up of climate education and show how ECCLPS recommendations can be […]

Nan Renner

Tackling the climate crisis requires creating climate champions of all ages—people who are educated on climate science, passionate about addressing the climate crisis, and engaged in concrete efforts to “bend the curve” of global warming. This is why Climate Champions aims to get more teaching, learning, and action on the climate crisis into regional schools.  […]