October appears to be the month for Environmental Education across the state of California. OTB925’s leaders joined the festive evening for CSTA members only at the TECH museum in San Jose this weekend. They reconnected with environmental leaders from San Diego’s Environmental Literacy Rollout and started to build relationships with local environmental education specialists in Santa Cruz, San Mateo and San Joaquin County. Contra Costa County Office of Education would benefit immensely by appointing an Environmental Science Specialist and we are looking for your support to recommend this to our district and county leaders.
As your dedicated community based environmental education group, we are doing what we can to connect with district leaders to let them know about what is available and approved through the state for classrooms. As families and students, you can also encourage teachers, principals and administrative leaders to build their own environmental teams to support the teachers our school sites to have access to the environmental programs currently available.
Top-Tara Faud, The Nature Collective & Krystle Miller from Escondido Unified create equity in field trip opportunities for ALL 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in their district!
Mid-Angela, a preservice teacher in Temescal Valley Unified tests out circuits-an activity created their community based partner: Balboa Park Activity Center. Buttom- OTB925 leader, Devin Jackson connecting with one of our role model community based partners, Monterey Bay Aquarium. They are supporting Jackson’s 6th grade classes at Foothill Middle School to implement a year long climate change project in MDUSD.