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Global Environmental Literacy

Global Environmental Literacy

For the vast majority of human history, people could not affect the condition of our planet or the strength of its web of life. People could disrupt their local ecosystem to the point where it could no longer support them. Their community either died…
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Communities in California Need Your Help! Introducing the New Preparedness Ambassadors Fourth Grade Preparedness Program

Communities in California Need Your Help! Introducing the New Preparedness Ambassadors Fourth Grade Preparedness Program

California is one of the most diverse states when it comes to our population, terrain, natural resources, and weather. That also means we have some of the most diverse types of natural hazard threats including wildfires, floods, earthquakes,…
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Taking on Climate Change with Courage

Taking on Climate Change with Courage

I remember the day I was invited to attend a group meeting with Dr. Deborah Ball to learn more about discretionary spaces and how these small interactions carry such great weight in classrooms. I was so excited to chat more with her about teacher…
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The Joy of the Cal Water H2O Challenge

The Joy of the Cal Water H2O Challenge

Brought to you by California Water Service and in conjunction with DoGoodery, the WestEd K-12 Alliance, and in partnership with CASE, the Cal Water H2O Challenge is a project-based, environmentally-focused classroom competition for grades 4-6. This…
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Resources for Teaching About Forest Fires and Climate Change

The topic of wildfires presents a peculiar challenge for teachers examining anthropogenic climate change in our state. Forest fires are now frequently used to depict the effects of climate change. However, as I discussed in my essay “Backfire: How…
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