Reflections from an Environmental Leader: Youth Represents Earth Force at Conference

Guest blog post: Aidan White, Rising eighth grader at George Washington Middle School This past school year, Earth Force sponsored my science class’ project to improve the local watershed. As a rising eighth grader at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, VA, I recently attended Our Task Inc.’s Annual Earth 2100 Conference at George Mason[…]

International Expansion Marks 25 Years of GM GREENing

For the past 25 years, the General Motors Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN) has engaged young people as active citizens who improve conditions in their watersheds now and in the future. Dr. William Stapp of the University of Michigan founded the GREEN program in 1984. What began as a group of graduate students seeking[…]

Pals in Professional Learning: WestEd and Discovery Place Education Studios

Guest blog post by Staceylyn Machi, professional development specialist in the Understanding Science for Teaching Project at WestEd.  Whether you’re in a sandbox, a school, or an office, everyone needs good pals in life. During the 2014 Next Steps Institute, WestEd will lead the Creating Cross Sector Partnerships to Advance STEM Education pathway. We know from[…]

STEM Evolving in Out-of-School Settings

This week, our partner Afterschool Alliance featured a guest blog post from us about the importance of collaboration between afterschool and in-school educators when working to implement STEM education. The piece is a great reminder that education does not stop once school lets out. Today, we need well-prepared formal and informal educators that are dedicated[…]