Inside the Outdoors

The Orange County Department of Education’s Inside the Outdoors turns nature’s classroom into a living laboratory for over 125,000 students each year.  Our field trips, Traveling Scientist, and Service-Learning community action projects connect classroom lessons to real life experiences.

In the 44 years since the first students stepped off a school bus and into nature, Inside the Outdoors has fostered a love of science and the environment for over 3.5 million Southern California children, teachers, and parents.

California Environmental Literacy Initiative

Ten Strands leads the California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI) to create a system of support in California that enables all students to have local, standards- and environment-based experiences that enhance their learning…