State Education and Environment Roundtable

The State Education and Environment Roundtable provides professional development programs to meet the needs of schools and districts. Their programs are highly interactive, and are designed to help teachers achieve standards-based learning goals through environment-based education.

State Education and Environment Roundtable specialists train interdisciplinary teams of teachers, administrators, and community partners where participants learn how to teach academic content standards through community-based investigations and environmental service-learning projects.

Founded in 1995 with grants from The Pew Charitable Trusts, the State Environment and Education Roundtable has worked with 16 state departments of education to develop Environment-Based Education as a standards-based instructional strategy.

Over the past two decades, the State Education and Environment Roundtable has provided professional development and technical support to teachers from over 700 schools across the United States to implement environment-based education.

We partner with the State Education and Environment Roundtable on the following work:

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…

Environmental Principles and Concepts

California's Environmental Principles and Concepts have a timely and relevant place in the new state frameworks. In 2003, the California Education and the Environment Initiative, Assembly Bill 1548, was passed by California’s legislature and signed…

Professional Learning

To be successful, students need to learn key skills—such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication—and meet academic goals. Teachers need access to high-quality professional learning experiences that help them keep students…

Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum

The California Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum is a powerful, state board of education-approved instructional resource that helps educators teach to state standards in science, history–social science, and English language…