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
Earth Force is looking for a couple of good people to help us expand the number of young people who get the opportunity to engage in local civic decision making around environmental issues. If you are interested in the overlap between civic and environmental education this could be the opportunity for you. We are currently[…]
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[…]
Written by Earth Force President and CEO, Vince Meldrum In a recent blog post, David Beckman of the Pisces Foundation made an interesting comment. He noted that for the first time in his memory the environmental movement finds itself at a place where current “policy is inimical to our basic values—not so much reflecting an[…]
The power of young people has never been more evident – or important – as it is today. In honor of International Youth Day, I want to take a look back at some of the remarkable change driven by Earth Force young people. Back in 1999, the United Nations endorsed this day as a dedication[…]