CAELI Community-Based Partner Hub Press Release

CAELI Community-Based Partner Hub Press Release

NEWS RELEASE  Green Guardians launches California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI)  Community-based Partner Hub Oakland, CA — March 31, 2021 — Green Guardians is excited to announce the launch of the CAELI Community-Based Partner Hub (The Hub) in collaboration with CAELI and Ten Strands and with generous initial funding support from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Morgan Family […]

Creating an Environmental Identity with Amity Sandage

Creating an Environmental Identity with Amity Sandage

Amity Sandage is the Environmental Literacy Coordinator for the Santa Cruz County Office of Education (Santa Cruz COE) where she leads a countywide effort to promote environmental literacy for K–12 students. Amity has been a leader in environmental education in Santa Cruz and the Greater Bay Area for over a decade in both the formal and non-formal sectors.

Outdoor Education Week in Santa Cruz with Amity Sandage

Outdoor Education Week in Santa Cruz with Amity Sandage

This week we spoke with Amity Sandage of Santa Cruz County Office of Education (Santa Cruz COE), where she leads a countywide effort to promote environmental literacy for K–12 students as the Environmental Literacy Coordinator. In our interview, Amity spoke at length about the need to advance equity for students in environmental education, build capacity among educators, and how cooperation between the formal K-12 […]

Building Capacity for Environmental Literacy

Building Capacity for Environmental Literacy

Educators and teachers have a wide range of responsibilities when it comes to implementing a classroom curriculum that meets both the needs of students and the school board. From creating engaging lessons to providing resources for new programs and initiatives, educators and teachers are doing a lot of extra work behind the scenes to make sure our students have the […]

Dean Reese on Delivering Environmental Literacy through Rain, Sleet, Snow, or… Pandemic

Dean Reese on Delivering Environmental Literacy through Rain, Sleet, Snow, or… Pandemic

This week we spoke with Dean Reese, the Science Coordinator of Outdoor Education and Environmental Literacy for the San Joaquin County Office of Education. In this position, he leads environmental literacy efforts working towards expanding environmental literacy throughout San Joaquin County and the greater region.  He is the Project Director for the Region 6 California Environmental Literacy Project and enjoys […]

Environmental Literacy in 2020-21

Environmental Literacy in 2020-21

Over the past year, educators have been forced to discover new ways of connecting with their students. For environmental literacy educators, this has been particularly difficult as most lesson plans were intended for in-person learning.

Environmental Literacy and Distance Learning

Environmental Literacy and Distance Learning

For most teachers, integrating environmental literacy into instruction typically involves taking students outside, on a field trip, into schoolyards, or attending a residential science camp. Unfortunately, a lot of those opportunities are closed off due to COVID-19 as students and teachers have been forced into a distance learning setting for health and safety concerns, and educators have had to rethink how they approach environmental literacy. […]