Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

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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 »

A Few of our Favorite Field Guides

May 19, 2017: Featured Resource

Field guides and keys are a useful, student-centered strategy for introducing content to students. Below is a list of field guides we’ve used, we’ve created, or that come highly recommended from partners. Free OnlineFor PurchaseFree Online MacroInvertebrates UW’s Key to Macroinvertebrate Life in the River UW’s Key to Macroinvertebrate Life in the Pond UW’s Wonderful, [...] Read More »
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What’s in our Backpack?

April 21, 2017: Featured Resource

What you can do with students outdoors depends a lot on what you carry in your pack. We like students to engage directly with nature as often as possible during outdoor science, so we carry stuff that helps them do that. With this approach, the main equipment is nature itself, so you can travel fairly [...] Read More »

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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