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
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[…]
Special grant program honors company’s 150 years of service in Colorado Earth Force is excited to announce that we have received a $25,000 grant from Xcel Energy as part of the company’s Employee Choice Grants and 150th anniversary in Colorado. To commemorate 150 years of operations, the company awarded $150,000 to six Colorado-based nonprofit organizations and[…]
Young people in the hundreds of thousands walked out of classes this Fall to participate in Climate Strikes. They marched in the streets of Fort Collins, CO, Flint, MI and Alexandria, VA. In all nearly 400,000 young people participate in 1,500 climate strikes across the U.S. over the last three months. The marches have undoubtedly[…]
We are excited to join EEAI and Field Museum to offer Earth Force Curriculum training to educators in Illinois. The training will prepare educators to use Earth Force’s award-winning project-based learning curriculum to engage young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future. The training will prepare[…]
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: