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April 2015

Environmental Education Congress

April 30, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States

The Environmental Education Congress will engage diverse perspectives in an interactive conversation about advancing the field of environmental education in our region. Join over 150 fellow practitioners, funders, and environmental education supporters to explore innovative strategies for working together to increase impact and reach. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from one another, expand their professional network, and work together to address critical challenges and opportunities. 9:30 am Registration 10:00 Welcome Jason Morris, NatureBridge & Randi Fisher, Pisces Foundation 10:20 Our Growing Network José González, Latino Outdoors & Elizabeth…

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August 2015

Creating a Culture of Equity & Inclusion

August 27, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The General’s Residence at Fort Mason, 1 Fort Mason
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94123 United States

Join local environmental education colleagues to learn, share, and acquire new tools. Are you seeking strategies to make your environmental education programming even more relevant to audiences you serve? Is your organizational culture welcoming and safe to the young people you serve? Are you attracting and retaining a diverse workforce? At this ChangeScale convening we will explore strategies to become more effective at reaching, engaging, and inspiring our next generation of environmental leaders. LEAPS for Environmental Literacy Initiative colleagues, Together Brave, and Learning for Action will join us to share…

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December 2015

Environmental Education for All

December 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus, 1065 La Avenida Street
Mountain View, CA United States

This is a pivotal time in education, and an opportunity for the field of environmental education. Over the next five years, school districts across the state will implement new science standards, which emphasize content and pedagogy that is highly aligned with environmental education. At the same time, the newly released California Blueprint for Environmental Literacy outlines an ambitious goal to increase access to environmental education for all California students. Working together we have the opportunity to expand access to environmental education to…

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March 2016

Education Policy and Environmental Literacy

March 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 100
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

The education policy landscape is changing, and there are new opportunities on the horizon for expanding environmental education in schools.  On December 10th, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which includes language on the importance of environmental literacy. In 2013 California enacted the new Local Control Funding Formula, a landmark law that changes the way our schools are funded and requires that each school district develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to identify its priority goals and student…

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May 2016

Environmental Literacy Congress

May 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States

Please join ChangeScale for our second annual Environmental Literacy Congress. This event will engage diverse perspectives in an interactive conversation about advancing the field of environmental education in our region. Join fellow practitioners, funders, and environmental education supporters to explore innovative strategies for working together to increase impact and reach. Building on our work together over the past year, the 2016 Congress will focus on inclusivity and cultural relevancy in environmental education organizations, and strategies and tools for creating equity…

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August 2016

Cultural Relevancy & Inclusivity in Environmental Education

August 31, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The General’s Residence at Fort Mason, 1 Fort Mason
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94123 United States
Creating culturally relevant and inclusive organizations is critical to our ability to design effective environmental learning experiences. Are you seeking strategies to build your organization’s capacity to increase cultural relevancy? Are you interested in connecting with other like-minded organizations that are working to create more equitable and inclusive organizations? Join us for ChangeScale’s August 2016 convening. At this event, we’ll gather with colleagues from environmental learning organizations throughout San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area to explore strategies for organizational culture…
$35
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December 2016

Integrating Research and Practice

December 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States

Please join ChangeScale for our next professional development and networking convening. At this session, we will examine trends in environmental education research and explore strategies for integrating research into program design and evaluation practices. Special guests Dr. Nicole Ardoin from Stanford University, Dr. Deborah Wojcik from Duke University, and Dr. Rachelle Gould from the University of Vermont will join us to share results from their network analysis of environmental learning organizations in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area, and…

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March 2017

Advancing Environmental Literacy through School Partnerships

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 100
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

The 2015 California Blueprint for Environmental Literacy outlined an ambitious goal to increase access to environmental education for all California students. ChangeScale’s March convening will provide an update on the implementation of the Blueprint, and will serve as a venue for diverse organizations to work collaboratively toward the goal of equitably increasing high-quality environmental education to communities throughout the Bay Area. This event will feature case studies of systemic partnerships in the region that are working together at various scales…

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May 2017

Third Annual Environmental Literacy Congress

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States

Please join us for ChangeScale’s third annual Environmental Literacy Congress. The landscape for education and environmental policy is changing, and the need for collaborative action at the local level is more urgent now than ever. Effective communication strategies are essential to moving our work forward and engaging broader audiences. In the keynote session Smart and Mindful Messaging in these Uncertain Times, Midy Aponte of Spitfire Strategies, will help us tap into our values and create fresh and relevant communication strategies.…

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August 2017

Understanding Our Unconscious Bias

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Brazilian Room, Tilden Park
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States

Creating culturally relevancy is critical to our ability to design effective environmental learning experiences. Are you seeking strategies to build your organization’s capacity to decrease unconscious bias and increase the cultural relevancy of your environmental education programs? Are you interested in connecting with other like-minded organizations that are working to promote equitable and inclusive organizations? Join us for ChangeScale’s August 2017 convening facilitated by our partners from Youth Outside. At this event, we’ll will gather with colleagues from environmental learning…

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