Ten Strands

As we look back on 2019, we want to thank you for your support and engagement with Ten Strands. Since 2012, our focus has been to work with the largest school system in the country to integrate environmental literacy into the core educational experience of all California’s 6.2 million K–12 public school students. We are […]

Ten Strands

December 2018 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on December 13, 2018

There are 6.2 million reasons why Ten Strands is focused on bringing environmental literacy into every classroom in California—that’s the number of K–12 public school students in our state. Here are the top ten headlines from 2018 that we hope will inspire you to make a gift to Ten Strands so we can continue to […]

Ariel Whitson

December 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Ariel Whitson on December 12, 2017

This week’s newsletter imagines if the approximately 400,000 students who graduate from California’s public schools each year experienced environmental literacy along with science, math, and English language arts skills.

Kim Moon

October 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Kim Moon on October 12, 2017

We discuss the third annual San Mateo Environmental Learning Collaborative where K–8 teachers came together to learn how to increase student engagement, cultivate cooperative group work, and develop their students’ critical thinking skills by teaching science using the local environment as context.

Ariel Whitson

July 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Ariel Whitson on July 14, 2017

On June 27, in a landmark victory for environmental literacy, Governor Jerry Brown approved the California 2017–18 Budget with a one-time $4,000,000 funding allocation for environmental literacy.

Ariel Whitson

June 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Ariel Whitson on June 6, 2017

Senate Bill 424 (Allen), the bill seeking permanent funding for the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network, passed the State Senate last Thursday in a 28-11 vote! Sponsored by Ten Strands, this bill will now move on to be considered by the State Assembly.

Ariel Whitson

May 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Ariel Whitson on May 25, 2017

We are excited to share our 2016 Annual Report. Learn more about the momentum being generated for environmental literacy across California in the opening letter (see below) from Will Parish, Founder and President, and Karen Cowe, CEO, and in the report itself.

Ariel Whitson

April 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Ariel Whitson on April 10, 2017

We are excited to announce that one of our projects has received a grant from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. Ten Strands, as the project’s fiscal sponsor, has been awarded a three-year, $3.1 million grant to fund and manage the work of the 30-person Environmental Literacy Steering Committee.