Winter is almost here, so we wanted to share some of the programs available this winter for K-12 students and adults through the (CAELI) Community-Based Partner Hub (the Hub)!
A Review on IPCC’s AR6 Report
Earlier this month, the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released its Sixth Assessment Report on the latest scientific understanding of climate change, human’s role in it, and present and future implications. The facts were astounding.
Benefits of Contextual-Based Learning
Environmental education is rooted in teaching students about understanding the connection between natural and human systems, identifying environmental issues, problem-solving solutions, and taking actions that promote both individual and systemic change.
Land Resource Conservation | Programs and Resources
Many students today don’t realize the great impact our actions have on our natural environment. With technology playing such a dominant role in students’ lives, many feel disconnected from nature as they experience much of the world through a screen.
Green Schools and Environmental Education
Climate change and its impacts are at the center of attention for governments, organizations, and individuals around the world. Wildfires, drought, rising sea levels, hurricanes, and climate-induced migration are a few of the effects that have brought the climate crisis to our doorstep and raised environmental consciousness to an all-time high.
The Importance of Teaching about Waste Management
According to the EPA, the US produced 292.4 million tons of waste in 2018. That’s 4.9 pounds of waste per person per day! Of this, only 32% was either recycled or composted. Where does all this waste go? What is the impact of all this waste building up? Environmental literacy is all about the relationship between humans and nature. It involves understanding environmental issues and how […]
Summer Programs on the Hub
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 […]
Bananas About Bananas Pilot Feedback
Check out the feedback we collected from our recently piloted Bananas About Bananas K-1 lesson series! The pilot was completed by 8 teachers from kindergarten and 1st-grade classrooms in 7 different schools across 5 districts stretching from the schools in the San Francisco Bay Area to schools in So Cal. Teachers in the pilot program had access to: Teacher guides Family guides in both English and Spanish 3 Lessons including: Lesson Storybooks Teacher PowerPoint Slides Interactive Quizzes Lesson boardgames for […]
California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI) Community-Based Partner Hub
Green Guardians, Ten Strands, and the California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI) are excited to announce the launch of the CAELI Community-Based Partner Hub (The Hub) with generous initial funding support from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Morgan Family Foundation.
Q & A With Jodi Stewart | Marine Science Institute
This week, we are excited to share an interview we had with Jodi Stewart, Land Program Manager at Marine Science Institute (MSI). Jodi has her B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin and Undergrad Honors Thesis from Deakin University, Australia. Prior to joining the MSI team, she worked as a wetland delineation field assistant, quality assurance lab technician, and educator for […]