Environmental Literacy for all K-12 students in California
All youth in California will now have greater access to environmental literacy because of the updated science framework for the California Department of Education. As you can see from Gerald Lieberman’s blog, this is a watershed moment for environmental literacy! For over 2 ½ years, partners Ten Strands, CalRecycle’s Office of Education and the Environment, and the State Education and Environment Roundtable have been advocating for these changes. A special thank you to environmental educator Kurt Holland and ChangeScale, for working with us to bring together partners from Aquarium of the Bay, California Academy of Sciences, Community Resources for Science, East Bay Regional Park District, Lawrence Hall of Science, Save the Redwoods League, and Ten Strands and put out this Call to Action over the summer. It takes a concerted effort from so many like-minded partners to create this kind of change.
UPDATE February 12, 2017: California Renews Push to Promote Environmental Literacy in Schools