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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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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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Promoting Outdoor Science Programs to Schools and Districts

May 29, 2015: Featured Resource | News

The Lawrence Hall of Science has been working with the California STEM Learning Network to help folks like us advocate for better science education in schools. The latest publication is a toolkit to help take advantage of the Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) funds. If you’re looking for language or talking points or help advocating […]

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