Ten Strands

Ten Strands CEO Karen Cowe, and Craig Strang, of the California Environmental Literacy Initiative Leadership Council, co-authored a piece in the Hechinger Report on the value of outdoor learning during the pandemic.

Ten Strands

California leaders across county offices of education and nonprofit organization, Ten Strands, are joining forces to expand access to environmental literacy through the launch of the Environmental Literacy Community of Practice (COP). Spearheaded by the County Office of Education (COE) Innovation Hub within California Environmental Literacy Initiative, this group of changemakers will build the capacity […]

Ten Strands

Aug. 24, 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on August 24, 2021

This week’s newsletter features Dr. Thomas Herman, of the Department of Geography at San Diego State University, writing about the launch California’s Hub for Environmental Learning and Action (CHELA), a website resource that uses geographic data to accelerate environmental learning.

Thomas Herman

California’s Hub for Environmental Learning and Action (CHELA) is a new website resource for inquiry- and place-based learning on topics related to environmental literacy and environmental justice. It is designed to leverage the power of geospatial technologies to accelerate environmental learning, connect to students’ lived experiences, and support them in pursuing their interests in confronting […]

Claire Latané

Even before 2020, our young people experienced skyrocketing rates of anxiety, stress, trauma, and suicide. This generation of students faces the fear of school or neighborhood shootings, concern over police brutality and systemic racism, and eco-anxiety. More than any generation before them, they see, hear, and feel local and global injustices in real time through […]

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July 29, 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on July 29, 2021

Claire Latané, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, offers suggestions on how schools and classrooms can transform physical spaces to improve mental health in this week’s newsletter.

Nan Renner

Launched in spring 2020, the Climate Champions pilot project, based at the University of California, San Diego, models K–12, university, and community collaboration for climate action and climate justice. It was inspired and informed by the Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Project and Summit (ECCLPS) and its report that the University of California (UC), California […]

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July 22, 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on July 22, 2021

This week we are sharing a second article written by Nan Renner, senior director of learning design and innovation at UC San Diego’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Renner discusses the Climate Champions Virtual Summit and local climate K–12 curriculum.