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Saturday, October 21 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Environmental Literacy for All

Presented by Ten Strands, a groundbreaking organization working to bring environmental literacy to all of California’s K–12 students.

The enormous benefits of environmental and outdoor science education are widely known, but the cultural relevance of these experiences and access to them remain elusive for low-income communities, communities of color, and English learners. In this session we'll explore how to make environmental literacy widely available and inclusive throughout K-12 public education systems by cultivating community partnerships, meeting rigorous mainstream educational goals, and equipping students with the capacity to build ecologically sound, economically prosperous, and equitable communities. Hosted by Craig Strang, Associate Director of Lawrence Hall of Science. With: Carl Anthony and Paloma Pavel, Urban Habitat/Breakthrough Communities Project/Earth Island Institute; Raquel Pinderhughes, Ph.D., professor and Chair of the Urban Studies and Planning Department at San Francisco State; Jose Flores, award-winning teacher from Brawley Union High School District, CA; Juanita Chan, District Science Lead, Rialto Unified School District, CA.


Workshop Speakers
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Carl Anthony

Carl C. Anthony, a seminal pioneer of the Environmental Justice Movement, is an architect and regional design strategist. Co-founder of the Breakthrough Communities Project, his illustrious career has included several key roles at the Ford Foundation, leading global and U.S.-base... Read More →
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Juanita Chan

Juanita Chan, Science Lead at the Rialto, California, Unified School District and Project Director of Rialto’s California Mathematics and Science Partnership grant, works to inspire love and excitement for science and to infuse environmental education into all levels of K–12 curricula, including by building a large collaborative group of innovative... Read More →
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Jose Flores

Jose Flores, a teacher at Brawley High in California’s Imperial Valley for 25 years who has won many prestigious local, state and federal awards for his work in education, is also an Instructional Quality Commissioner at the California Department of Education, a K-12 Civic Learni... Read More →
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M. Paloma Pavel

M. Paloma Pavel, Ph.D., President of Earth House Center and co-founder of the Breakthrough Communities Project, served as Director of Strategic Communications for the Sustainable Metropolitan Communities Initiative at the Ford Foundation. She has taught at several Bay Area academic institutions, lectures frequently internationally, and is the author of several award-winning publications... Read More →
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Raquel Pinderhughes

Raquel Pinderhughes, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Urban Studies and Planning at San Francisco State, is a leading activist scholar focused on improving the lives of low-income people and inner-city communities. She has directed urban and environmental education programs for incarcerated and re-entry populations and green job training and education programs for low-income populations throughout the country, and published many highly influential papers and curricula, including... Read More →
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Craig Strang

Craig Strang, Associate Director, Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley, is a science and environmental educator who designs professional learning experiences for education leaders in schools, aquariums, museums, and universities internationally. He also co-leads the nationwide Ocean Literacy Campaign and an effort to bring environmental literacy to all of... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
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