There is little doubt that we face environmental challenges on a scale we have not seen before and that solving those challenges will require a deep understanding of STEM concepts and the ability to apply those concepts to real-world situations. Earth Force is committed to ensuring that young people have the knowledge, skills, and motivation to be effective civic participants who bring their environmental values to public decision-making. To do this we are partnering with school districts, education and environmental organizations to incorporate civic experiences into STEM and environmental education. Together we are working toward a world where everyone has the knowledge and skills they need to participate in environmental decision making in their community.
Youth Led Solutions
During last week’s marathon Democratic “debate” about climate change, moderator Chris Cuomo asked the one question I (and probably every other person who works in the environmental movement) am incredibly tired of hearing: Do you want to ban plastic straws? Elizabeth Warren had a much better answer than I usually muster – “Oh, come on,[…]
For over 20 years the Field Museum in Chicago has delivered the Earth Force process to students across Chicago. They run an amazing program with young people. This year they created a great video highlighting some of their student projects. Take a look:
Along with all of the great work we have been doing this year working with educators we are also working with an exciting group of nonprofit organizations to expand the number of programs supporting student action. One part of that effort has been to develop a series of videos highlighting the importance of integrating student[…]
Earth Force is proud to announce our new project: Empowered STEM! For years educators and schools have been asking us to help them doing something like Earth Force outside of environmental issues. After several month of developing and design we are proud to announce our new Empowered STEM Initiative. Empowered STEM uses Earth Force’s award winning Community Action[…]
After 20 years our amazing partnership with GM has come to an end. The programs will continue and the investment made by GM will continue to pay off in communities across the country. Thank you to everyone at GM that made this partnership possible.
We are excited to announce the 3rd Annual Environmental Action Conference. This three-day workshop provides hands-on training in action civics and environmental learning. At the conference will explore a variety of environmental topics and how they apply to participants’ communities. Attendees will learn how to enhance their environmental education program by engaging students in the analysis and improvement of[…]
Earth Force CEO Vince Meldrum was featured on Fairfax Virginia’s Public Access TV last weekend to discuss the Student Environmental Action Summit (SEAS). SEAS is a collaborative event among environmental education organizations in the Northern Virginia area. The event serves as a home for our Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caring for our Watersheds finals. SEAS is[…]
Earth Force has received the prestigious 2019 Programs That Work Award from the Virginia Mathematics & Science Coalition (VMSC). The award recognizes exemplary mathematics, science, and integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs for which there is evidence of a positive impact on student or teacher learning. The Virginia Mathematics & Science Coalition Programs[…]
Earth Force will be heading to the Green Schools Conference & Expo (GSCE), taking place April 8-10 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and we hope to see you there. We are presenting a day long workshop on integrating youth voice into school sustainability projects and would love to have you join us! GSCE is an annual event that[…]
have been looking for a new book that will help me reignite my natural optimism about democracy. Browsing through Amazon’s top choices I was having a hard time finding something positive. I found a page filled with titles like: “How Democracies Die,” “How Democracy Ends,” “Democracy in Chains,” “Democracy in America?” “Unequal Democracy,” and “Democracy[…]