Environmental education is a cornerstone of lifelong learning. The San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area is home to a wealth and diversity of environmental education organizations and supporters. But now with impending climate issues and disasters approach, a new approach to education—one that is collaborative and adaptive to our changing societal and environmental needs must be established.
What can be done?
By working collaboratively to develop and implement best practices, a more robust environmental education system can be developed to create healthy communities and a healthy planet.
How ChangeScale is meeting the challenge:
Through an open dialogue with practitioners, researchers, and funders who share a common interest, ChangeScale members worked inclusively with thought leaders across the region and country to identify strategies to increase the impact of environmental education in our region. Through ChangeScale, organizations work together to catalyze movement toward widespread integration of environmental education that strengthens the foundation for preserving the planet. ChangeScale partners have developed a two-pronged approach for achieving meaningful impact in our region:
- Over the next five years, ChangeScale’s member will expand access to high-quality, evidence-based, and data driven environmental education for 150,000 children through school and community partnerships.
- To support the growth and effectiveness of the field, ChangeScale provides opportunities for professional development and community building.
By working together, environmental educators across the region will reach more young people, while continually improving the quality, relevance, and effectiveness of environmental education in our region.