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August 2019 BEETLES Leadership Institute Participants

July 24, 2019: News

In a few short weeks, 50 program leaders and 9 emerging leaders will meet in Portola, CA for our BEETLES Leadership Institute. This will be our biggest Institute to date, and we are excited to be joined by such impressive programs and leaders who are working hard to make an impact in the communities they serve […]

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Examining Equitable and Inclusive Work Environments in Environmental Education

June 10, 2019: Featured Resource | News

In 2017, the Lawrence Hall of Science received a planning grant from the Pisces Foundation to convene partners in the environmental education (EE) field, including Youth Outside, YES Nature to Neighborhoods, Crissy Field Center (at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy), and José Gonzaléz (independent consultant and founder of Latino Outdoors). Specifically, the planning grant focused [...] Read More »

Distributing the International Ocean Literacy Survey

January 23, 2019: News

In addition to his work with BEETLES, Craig Strang is involved with promoting ocean literacy through work marine educators across the globe. He and other colleagues have developed an International Ocean Literacy Survey, and they’re looking for educators and community members who can share the survey with their students and youth they engage with. Craig […]

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Job Opportunities with BEETLES Partners

September 25, 2018: News

Job and training opportunities with BEETLES partner organizations as of September, 2018: Job Opportunity: Ten Strands is seeking a Director of School District & Community Partnerships Ten Strands, a San Francisco based organization working to build and strengthen the partnerships and strategies that will bring environmental literacy to all of California’s K–12 students, is seeking […]

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Cancellation of the National Ocean Policy

July 16, 2018: News

Executive Order Cancellation of the National Ocean Policy Compiled and written by Craig Strang, Co-Chair, California Environmental Literacy Steering Committee cstrang@berkeley.edu In June of 2018, much of the United States Policy on the Ocean, Coasts and Great Lakes, also known as the National Ocean Policy (NOP) was cancelled through an executive order. The purpose of […]

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News from Our Partners

November 13, 2017: News

We can’t help but share the below updates from our partners, collaborators, and friends in environmental literacy: Breakthrough Communities Book Launch and Community Mobilization National Tour Check out praise for Carl Anthony’s new book, The Earth, The City and the Hidden Narrative of Race: Discovering New Foundations for the Great Work of Our Time, from two pretty […]

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Science Literacy, Civic Engagement, and the Current State of Affairs

January 31, 2017: News

Many of our readers know that science education can play an important role in helping people understand and connect with nature. We, the BEETLES team, also firmly believe that science education is implicitly linked to civic engagement and citizenship. BEETLES activities are designed to support students in developing skills needed to participate in civil discourse, […]

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2015 Leadership Institutes

Exciting News!

September 20, 2016: News

BEETLES is excited to announce that we’ve received funding from the National Science Foundation’s Advancing Informal Science Learning program! Can we get a woo-hoo?! What this means: We’ll be conducting FIVE free Leadership Institutes over the next three years for 100 outdoor science programs. The first will be held in August 2017. More details and information about […]

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California Blueprint for Environmental Literacy

September 15, 2015: Featured Resource | News

On September 15, 2015, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released the much anticipated A Blueprint for Environmental Literacy: Educating Every California Student In, About and For the Environment at a press conference at Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco. The Blueprint was created over the course of a year by a 47-member Environmental […]

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