Unlocking Student Potential
There is little doubt that we face environmental challenges on a scale we have not seen before. Solving these challenges will require a deep understanding of STEM concepts and the ability to apply those concepts to impact community choices. Earth Force and our partners are 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.
Youth Led Solutions
Engaging Young People in civic decision making for 25 years
Our approach has been used in over 4,000 classrooms to reach more than 300,000 young people. Our framework is proven to engage young people in the civic life of their community while building essential STEM and 21st Century skills.
Know how to create policy change in their community
Can persuade others to improve the environment
Know how to use math and science to solve community problems.
Can identify the policies and practices that govern environmental decision making in their community
This article is cross posted from the Blue Sky Forum Blog. Over the last few years a growing group of environmental education organizations have come to the conclusion that the scale and complexity of the environmental challenges we face require more than individual stewardship. The problems we face require people from diverse backgrounds, with diverse experiences,[…]
Check out this great article by our partner and collaborator Xavier Fazio to learn more about how curriculum must adapt in Anthropocene epoch. Xavier is pushing the envelop in terms of how education should and can be conducted in this new era. Check out the full article UNESCO’s Futures of Education blog.
“Without a youth movement, you really have no environmental movement at all.” That is the kick off statement from a recent interview of the President and CEO of Earth Force, Vince Meldrum. The interview was a part of USGBC’s Living Standard project. The thinking behind the statement is simple. The environmental challenges we face as a[…]
Earth Force programs in Colorado were featured on Mile High Living (Denver, Channel 7). The piece features an update of programs we are doing across the state. And, we talk a bit about the work we are doing to make Earth Force accessible during these times of distance learning. Check it out!
With the world in its current state, Earth Force has engaged a group of classroom educators and pedagogical experts to think deeply on how to engage students in Project-Based Learning (PBL) experiences in a distance or disrupted learning environment. The product of this work is our new Distance Learning Supplement! Packed full of helpful tools and[…]
Medved KIA in Wheat Ridge has recognized Earth Force as a great local nonprofit, “If you’re a Denver resident who wants to get more involved with your community, there are several charities doing great work in this city.” Take a look at the article on their website. We love being included among the great nonprofits featured[…]
Like all of you we have been taken aback by the scope and scale of the health crisis that has engulfed the U.S. After a couple of close personal brushes with COVID 19 we took a step back and asked ourselves how this crisis impacted our view of the world. First and foremost, this crisis[…]
Almost everyday someone asks us why we believe building the environmental civic skills of young people is important right now. I mean there are all kinds of environmental problems right on our front door – wouldn’t we be better served by focusing on any one of those than trying to prepare young people? We believe[…]
Earth Force is going to be at the 2020 Green Schools Conference and Expo! Yes, it is true – we are going to be exhibiting and talking about our Empowered STEM initiative at the upcoming Green Schools Conference and Expo. This year’s event will be in Portland (OR) and is sure to be a great[…]
The latest edition of the Green School Catalyst Quarterly features an article by two of our staff explaining our approach to environmental education. Highlighting our use of Action Civics the article highlights the work of some amazing young people in Alexandria, VA who are concerned about mold in their schools. If you are interested in[…]