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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.

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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 […]

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Feb. 24, 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on February 24, 2021

Gerardo (Gerry) Salazar, administrator for the Office of Outdoor & Environmental Education for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), describes an innovative program that uses Eco-Vans to take science to students in Los Angeles recreation centers and parks.

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Feb. 18, 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on February 18, 2021

We feature Dr. Kelley Le, program director at the University of California, Irvine Science Project, and author of the upcoming book Teaching Climate Change for Grades 6-12: Empowering Science Teachers to Take on the Climate Crisis Through NGSS. Dr. Le shares how science can be taught in meaningful, equitable, and culturally relevant ways.

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Jan. 26, 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on January 26, 2021

Our new interim director of equity and inclusion, Celeste Royer, describes her life and career experiences that make up her journey so far in centering equity in the movement to build environmental literacy in California.

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Jan. 13, 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on January 13, 2021

Dr. Leena Bakshi, founder of STEM4REAL, a nonprofit professional learning organization committed to combining STEM content learning with principles of equity and social justice, discusses why we should teach about environmental justice and shares five steps for creating antiracist environmental classroom lessons.

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Dec. 15, 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on December 15, 2020

Naomi Stern, green facilities and operations analyst at the San Mateo County Office of Education, shares her experience participating in SMELC in prior years, how the institute shifted to a virtual format this year, and how hands-on project-based learning can translate remotely.