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Karen Cowe

I Am A Bioneer

Posted by Karen Cowe on May 13, 2014

I have attended the Bioneers conference in San Rafael, CA every year since 2002 because it motivates me to act. I squeezed my first Bioneers conference into a weekend when I was in the middle of exams for my MBA program and could only get a ticket for the tent outside, so I watched the […]

Karen Cowe

Last Saturday, I attended the first of five focus group meetings for the 2016 revision of the Science Framework for California Public Schools. The Framework is being revised because California recently adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The revision of the Science Framework, and the inclusive process the state plans to follow, creates a […]

Karen Cowe

Hey, what’s the big idea?

Posted by Karen Cowe on January 13, 2014

I’m a big fan of graphic novels. I especially like when they take hard-to-grasp subjects or big ideas and successfully break them down so they are accessible to many more people than just experts. One of my favorites is Osamu Tezuka’s eight volume story, Buddha. In the same way, I love the Royal Society for the Encouragement of […]

Will Parish

Education – the Changing Climate

Posted by Will Parish on December 10, 2013

I recently attended the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) conference in Sacramento, CA and was impressed with the pace of educational change. I was especially encouraged that several sessions on STEM and NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) demonstrated an interest in incorporating Environmental Education into the frameworks and standards.