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2017 Thematic Focus

Our 2017 Thematic Focus centers on the newly adopted California Blueprint for Environmental Literacy. We are especially interested in how local partnerships that engage non-profit providers, schools, and communities can increase access and equity for all students.

Throughout the year, we learn together and support local convenings and efforts to advance this focus area. On March 23, EEFC sponsored ChangeScale's "Advancing Environmental Literacy Through School Partnerships" event which brought together school district leadership, local environmental education providers, and funders to learn together and plan in sub-regional collaborative groups.

We continue to learn from local experts about the opportunities and challenges in implementing the goals of the Blueprint for Environmental Literacy and building school partnerships. As a result of this focus, we anticipate investing in emerging opportunities and sharing lessons with the field.