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Revisiting Interviews from Weeks 4-6

Revisiting Interviews from Weeks 4-6

This week, we want to highlight the importance of creating partnerships between the formal and nonformal education sectors to advance environmental literacy across the nation.

We have had discussions with knowledge leaders Judy Braus, Andra Yeghoian, and Jason Morris about this topic, so we wanted to revisit the benefits of these partnerships, and how they can provide a holistic environmental literacy solution and positive outcomes for all K-12 students across the US.

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Relevant Links

Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (AEOE) – AEOE is a statewide organization that was created by and for outdoor and environmental educators. It is the California affiliate for the North American Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE), its mission is to advance the impact of environmental and outdoor education in California.

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) – NAAEE uses the power of education to advance environmental literacy and civic engagement to create a more equitable and sustainable future. It works with educators, policymakers, and partners throughout the world. 

Pisces Foundation – The Pisces Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations to accelerate to a world where people and nature thrive together. It supports early movers, innovative ideas, and bold leaders and organizations, adapting based on what it learns. 

SMCOE Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative  – Explore Andra’s site for the San Mateo County Office of Education. You’ll find a seemingly endless amount of useful resources and information on the work SMCOE is doing. These paid fellowships build teacher and administrative capacity for driving sustainable and climate-resilient transformative change in their classroom and school communities.

Ten Strands – Ten Strands is the leading field catalyst and “backbone organization” in the state of California and the founder of CAELI. It partners with the state government, local education agencies, providers of environmental education, community members, and funders to make environmental literacy a reality for all California’s K–12 students.

News and Events

National Environmental Education Week

Apr. 19-23, 2021 NEEF

National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the nation’s largest celebration of environmental education.

Live Panel for Students: Covering the Climate Crisis

Apr. 22, 2021 The New York Times

Join this Earth Day interactive panel as three journalists share how The Times helps readers understand the fascinating, complex and vitally important field of climate science.

Assessing Connecting to Nature

Apr. 29, 2021 AEOE

Join for a 2-hour workshop diving into the Practitioner’s Guide to Assessing Connection to Nature, a new guidebook for helping you measure this elusive concept with young children, teenagers, or adults.

Mangroves from space: 30 years of satellite images are helping us understand how climate change threatens these valuable forests

Mar. 18, 2021 The Conversation

Australia is home to around 2% of the world’s mangrove forests and is the fifth most mangrove-forested country on Earth. Mangroves play a crucial role in the ecosystem thanks to the dizzying array of plants, animals and birds they feed, house and protect…

Plastic Is Creating an Environmental Justice Crisis

Mar. 30, 2021 Gizmodo

There’s growing awareness that plastics are an environmental disaster for marine and terrestrial ecosystems alike. A new United Nations report published Tuesday shows they’re also a huge problem for human beings—and that they don’t affect us all equally.

Meet Clayton Anderson, Bay Nature’s 2021 Environmental Education Hero

Mar. 30, 2021 Bay Nature

Meet Clayon Anderson, this year’s Environmental Educator Local Hero, and learn about his work to teach students young and old about birds and the issues affecting them.

Prioritize environmental justice resilience bill

Apr. 06, 2021 CalMatters

AB 1087 charts a new course for climate resilience that makes investments in communities so they can be prepared for disasters.

As the Climate Crisis Grows, a Movement Gathers to Make ‘Ecocide’ an International Crime Against the Environment

Apr. 07, 2021 Inside Climate News

A growing number of world leaders advocate making ecocide a crime before the International Criminal Court, to serve as a “moral line” for the planet.

The emerging frontiers of climate activism

Apr. 08, 2021 Axios

The new(ish) group Law Students for Climate Accountability just launched a pressure campaign against the heavyweight law firm Gibson Dunn over its work for oil industry clients. Why does this matter?

Government of Canada invests $6 million in climate action and education for young Canadians

Apr. 09, 2021 Cision

Canadians want clean air and clean water for their children and grandchildren. When companies pollute our natural environment, they pay the price and the Government of Canada ensures that environmental good follows environmental harm by investing those fines in projects that benefit the environment.

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