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.
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.
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.
Peggy Harte, Solano County Office of Education’s new program manager of environmental literacy and instruction, describes her path as a leader in California science education, and how inquiry-based environmental literacy can positively impact student learning.
We share an interview with Ten Strands CEO Karen Cowe, originally published by CASE to accompany the announcement that Ten Strands and the California Environmental Literacy Initiative are 2020 winners of the California Association of Science Educators‘ (CASE) Distinguished Contribution Award!
This week we are sharing a story originally published by the California Association of Science Educators written by Juanita Chan and Lizbeth Mariscal of Rialto Unified School District about the importance of environmental education amidst the uncertainty of the global pandemic.
Trena Noval and Ana Raquel Thomas, co-founders of The Creativity Lab, are featured in an article focused on a classroom approach to connecting the environment, racial justice, and creativity.
This week we are sharing an article written by Constance Moore and Trena Noval, co-leaders of Our Changing Planet, a district-wide project of Alameda Unified School District for teacher professional development in environmental literacy, justice, and creativity.