Our Work

Climate Change and Environmental Justice Program

The State of California invested $6 million to create curricular resources to help teachers promote students’ understanding of climate change and environmental justice, leading to action in their communities. The units will…

California Environmental Literacy Initiative

The California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI), led by Ten Strands, works statewide with guidance from a Leadership Council to create systems change in support of ensuring that all students have access to…

Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Projects

Ten Strands partners with the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems and key entities to advance PK–12 climate and environmental literacy, justice, and action through this innovative arrangement.…

National Outdoor Learning Initiative

Breaking News: New California Schoolyard Forest System℠ to Provide Shade to Protect Students from Extreme Heat The National Outdoor Learning Initiative (NOLI) is a collective impact project led by Ten Strands, Green…

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…

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…

San Mateo Environmental Solutionary Teacher Fellowship

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…

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…