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Community Announcements

Check out these announcements sponsored by ChangeScale members and supporters. Please Contact Us to have announcements added to this list.

Informal Educator Workshops

California Academy of Sciences

Reflecting on Practice™ is a nationally recognized informal educator workshops that give educators a time and a place to focus on how people learn. The goal of the program is to build a culture of reflection and help educators take advantage of structures that allow them to incorporate research on learning into their teaching practices. The curriculum organizes knowledge from the learning sciences into three topic areas for participants to explore.

Teacher in Residence Program

Slide Ranch

The Teacher-in-Residence program trains seven people each year through a residential, hands-on teaching internship that includes daily teaching responsibilities as well as experience with organic gardening, animal husbandry, sustainable farming and facilities maintenance, with ongoing training in all areas. In addition to teaching, all interns actively participate in running the farm.

Teachers-in-Residence also learn about the operation of a nonprofit organization, help with fundraising projects, and provide support for various volunteer and fundraising events during the internship. Teachers may participate in creating onsite and online curriculum, including video clips or blog entries that will appear on our website and other social media.

BayCLIC Resources

Bay Area Climate Literacy Impact Collaborative

Check out the new website for the Bay Area Climate Literacy Impact Collaborative. This website gives background into the collaborative but also has a number of resources for educators from climate education tools to a climate science database that’s focused on climate impacts in the San Francisco Bay Area.

14th Annual Research Symposium

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

NAAEE’s Annual Research Symposium brings together more than 150 new and experienced researchers from around the globe to explore the current state and future directions of environmental education research and advance the use of effective practices.

The two-day Symposium facilitates discussion about ongoing research, fosters dialogue about research–community partnerships, and provides opportunities for graduate students and others to develop and expand their research skills.

46th Annual NAAEE Conference

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

The 46th Annual Conference will build on more than four decades of work in the field to think creatively and collectively about how to create a more sustainable future. NAAEE  will pay tribute to the importance of the first international conference on environmental education, which was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1977, and brought together environmental education leaders from around the world who first framed how education can help address the growing environmental and social challenges facing society. During the conference, NAAEE will share ideas and innovation about how we can build on the Tbilisi framework to imagine a better future and create a path forward for the field in the coming decade and beyond.

Education in Context: Nature, Culture, and Equity in Preschool

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

If you love nature and young children, you won’t want to miss this! Join us for engaging sessions, site tours, professional networking, and connecting with nature. Keynote Dr. Debra Sullivan presents: Equity and Identity: A Sociocultural Examination of Nature-based Early Childhood Education.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEAM) Symposium Conference

Environmental Literacy Steering Committee

The 2017 California STEAM Symposium (formerly the STEM Symposium) convenes nearly 3,000 educators from across California to catalyze improved STEAM instruction for all students. The California STEAM Symposium provides educators with opportunities for ongoing rigorous, high-quality, collaborative, and inspiring professional learning and resources. The conference also showcases innovative approaches to teaching and learning happening throughout the state.

Guide for Program Leaders


BEETLES have been hard at work this winter and they have about 80 new pages to show for it! BEETLES are excited to introduce, for the first time ever, a brand-new Guide for Program Leaders. It is a culmination of many years of conversations, interviews, focus groups and surveys with leaders and instructors from about 70 programs, combined with research in a variety of fields, including teaching and learning, psychology, and program improvement, among others.