Will Parish

Are we experiencing a “Goldilocks Moment” for Ten Strands’ efforts to be successful in environmental education? In The Big History Project by David Christian, he describes the reason the earth began supporting life to be that conditions were just right: not too hot and not too cold, but just right. I think the same can […]

Ariel Whitson

We’ve just returned from the Teacher Ambassador Institute in Folsom, California, where despite the temperature peaking at 110 degrees, we were all able to keep our cool and enjoy a productive workshop. Because the number of teachers interested in the Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum continues to skyrocket, we decided this year to […]

Karen Cowe

Fish are jumpin’ and we’re gearing up for a busy summer at Ten Strands! We’ll be supporting and participating in three professional learning institutes in June, July, and August. The first event is the EEI Teacher Ambassador Training Institute (TA Institute) which will be held at the Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom, California. This is […]

Kim Moon

Making the Complicated Simple

Posted by Kim Moon on June 9, 2015

We’re fortunate here at Ten Strands to have a group of folks with a wide range of talents from different backgrounds, locations, and fields of experience. It makes for a strong team—and some very interesting staff meetings as, you can imagine, we each have our own perspective. The work we do has a lot of […]

Erin Schrode

Organic, Organic, Organic!

Posted by Erin Schrode on May 27, 2015

I am a huge proponent of organics! For as long as I can remember, organic food has been a staple of my life, and a cause I believe in and fight for passionately. Certified organic agriculture has an enormous positive impact on personal and public health, local communities, farm workers and their families (who bear the brunt of […]

Will Parish

Humanity is experiencing a moment in history where converging circumstances are directing us toward a new path. The use of technology in education, an increase in the scientific understanding of how human activity is harming our environmental health, and the possibility of using public schools to attain an unprecedented level of environmental literacy are all […]

Ariel Whitson

In 2011, the U.S. Department of Education established the Green Ribbon Schools program. A step in the right direction towards a sustainable 21st century mindset, this program recognizes schools, districts and institutions of higher education that reduce their environmental impact, improve the health and wellness of staff and students, and provide effective environmental education to […]