Our 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…

National COVID-19 Outdoor Learning Initiative

The National COVID-19 Outdoor Learning Initiative is a collective impact project led by Ten Strands, Green Schoolyards America, Lawrence Hall of Science, San Mateo County Office of Education, and others. While online…

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* and history–social science using the…

Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Project and Summit

The Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Project and Summit (ECCLPS) brings together educators, faculty, and researchers across the University of California and California State University systems, as well as environmental advocates and…

Global Climate Action Summit Education Affiliate Event

The September 2018 Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) brought together leaders from around the world to showcase the achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, and citizens with respect to climate action. The summit…