Decades of research affirm the benefits of outdoor learning for TK—12 students, from improved concentration to enhanced emotional well-being. In California, we are proud to be involved in a movement that endeavors to integrate outdoor education into the educational framework to tackle systemic disparities head-on.
Engaging in initiatives like San Mateo County’s Youth Climate Ambassador Program and Ten Strands’ California Youth Climate Policy (CYCP) Leadership Program, Sara recognizes the significance of mentorship and empowerment in guiding youth to advocate effectively for climate change.
Reflecting on the challenges she faced as a student in a California public school, Janneke Petersen shares the journey that inspired her, years later, to develop the Symbiotic Schoolyard Ecosystem Unit.
As we enter the new year with gratitude, we are excited to reflect on the inaugural California Youth Climate Policy (CYCP) Leadership Program. Launched in the summer of 2023 by Ten Strands, Sierra Club, and UndauntedK12, this initiative marked a significant journey in fostering passionate youth climate advocates.
As 2023 draws to a close, we reflect on how much has been accomplished and how much still lies ahead. Our deepest appreciation extends to the partners, advisors, and friends who help shape how we advance our mission. Together we’ve built an ecosystem of environmental educators across California working together to enact change.
We’re delighted that COP28 is elevating the importance of education in solving the climate crisis! Learn about the integral role of the Office for Climate Education (OCE), established after the Paris Agreement ratification, a CA budget ask to leverage Federal funding, an upcoming policy forum, and a teacher survey.
Learn about how Concord Consortium’s STEM education technology research and development expertise is shaping how California students will discern and synthesize data. This newsletter also shares an interview with a young climate leader and past Ten Strands Intern as well as details the release of California Environmental Literacy Initiative’s (CAELI) first-ever statewide environmental literacy survey.
Learn about how BSCS’s strategies for highly collaborative curriculum development and justice-driven storylines are shaping California’s new climate and environmental justice curriculum that will launch in 2025! This newsletter also memorializes Cindy Montañez, a friend and environmental justice trailblazer. Read about the U.S. Early Years Climate Action Plan, National Geographic’s new collection of WonderLab resources, […]