Summer vacation is here and we are excited to provide you with a list of fun, educational programs students and families can get involved in through the California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI) Community-Based Partner Hub (the Hub)!
The Hub is a great tool for teachers, parents or guardians, and students to identify local environmental education programs to participate in year-round. From summer camps to internships, the Hub has the information you need to engage with and learn about our diverse and abundant Californian environment this summer.
Visit the Hub today and use the filters to find the right programs for you. Filter by program type, grade level, cost, location, and more! We have highlighted a few programs below that are available this summer for both students and families looking to get outside and learn more about the environment!
Acterra You(th) Be the Change – Grades 6-8, After school, virtual, school-based, Free
Durham ferry (SJCOE) Summer Day Camps – Grades 3-8, Day Camp, Fee
Kern Environmental Education Program Camp KEEP – Grades 5-7, Residential Camp, Fee
Living Classroom After School/Enrichment – Grades TK-8, Fee
- Canoes in Sloughs – 6-12 Grades, Adults, Fee
- Discovery Voyage – 4-12 Grades, Adults, Fee
- Inland Voyage – All Grades, Fee
- Shoreside – All Grades, Fee
- Tidepool – 3-12 Grades & Adults, Fee
MBARI Internship Program – Grades TK, 11, 12, Free
MEarth Summer Camps – Grades 3-10, Day Camp, Fee
The Marine Mammal Center Ocean Conservation Leaders – Grades 9-12, After School or Virtual, Fee
Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District Let’s Go Outdoors – All Grades, Field Trip, Free
San Francisco Zoo & Gardens Zoo Camp – Grades K-6, Day Camp, Fee
Seymour Marine Discovery Center Ocean Explorers Summer Camp – Grade N/A, Day Camp, Fee
The Hub promotes environmental literacy by building educator awareness of environmental education community-based partners and their products and services and fosters educator-partner relationships for increased student enrichment and engagement.
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 environmental literacy with a focus on access, equity, and cultural relevance for all students.
Ten Strands weaves stakeholders and strategies together into strong, focused education partnerships, with the goal of raising environmental literacy by providing high-quality environment-based learning and hands-on education to all California K–12 students. Ten Strands acts as an incubator and a catalyst to create collaborations, build capacity, and transform systems to increase their impact and sustainability.