The Nature Conservancy Launches a Wild Classroom at the Dangermond Preserve

Students visiting the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve embark on a transformative journey as they experience one of the last places along the California coast that hasn’t been disrupted by commercial development. Along the way, they are greeted by the watchful eye of an osprey soaring overhead, a sentinel of this untouched wilderness. In 2017, … READ MORE

A Renewed Perspective for Environmental Literacy: A Q&A With Estrella Risinger & Juanita Chan-Roden

Change and transition are integral parts of growth and progress, offering initiatives an opportunity to welcome fresh ideas, perspectives, and innovation. For CAELI, change is a catalyst for renewed purpose and additional impact. In the wake of a recent executive committee retreat, the newly elected co-chair, Estrella Risinger (she/her), and current co-chair Juanita Chan-Roden (she/her), … READ MORE

California Green Ribbon Schools Award, an Attainable and Worthy Endeavor

The California Green Ribbon Schools Award Program (CA-GRS) recognizes schools and districts making sustainability improvements and acts as a guide to drive meaningful actions to improve school districts’ environmental impact. In this article, California Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program lead, George Garcia, along with educators—and CAELI members—from CA-GRS schools and districts, celebrate the … READ MORE

CAELI’s Green Career Education Innovation Hub Launches Roadmap Project at Educating for Careers Conference

The Climate-Resilient California Schools – A Call to Action report, released last week by the Climate Ready Schools Coalition, shows school communities have a critical role to play in addressing climate change. Greening our career education system is a crucial step in this transformation, and members of CAELI’s Green Career Education Innovation Hub set out … READ MORE

County Office of Education Innovation Hub Fellowship Graduates Its First Cohort

Congratulations to the first graduating cohort of CAELI’s County Office of Education (COE) Innovation Hub Fellowship! Sixteen fellows representing twelve COEs recently completed their capstone presentations outlining plans for environmental literacy and sustainability initiatives in their regions. This was the culmination of an in-depth capacity-building experience that kicked off with an in-person retreat in August … READ MORE

CAELI District Innovation Hub Coordinates Networking and Learning at the California Green Schools Summit

The recent convergence of multiple societal crises has highlighted stark inequities in our institutions. Social impact and equity are no longer on the sidelines of public discourse. This October, the CAELI District Innovation Hub saw the culmination and success of months of efforts from one of their working groups at the Green California Schools and … READ MORE