Amity Sandage, Santa Cruz County Office of Education

Amity Sandage is the environmental literacy coordinator for Santa Cruz County Office of Education leading a countywide effort to build environmental literacy of K–12 students. Amity works to increase student access to outdoor learning and to support teachers in using local environmental connections to increase relevance of core instruction across content areas and to create opportunities for civic and environmental action. Amity served as a regional coordinator for the California Department of Education’s California Regional Environmental Education Community Network and currently serves on the board of the California Environmental Education Foundation. As a graduate of Pitzer College and the Center for Informal Learning and Schools Program, she focused on environmental studies, cross-age teaching and service learning programs, inquiry-based science program development, and the integration of school and community-based education programs.

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