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Land Acknowledgement – a call to action!

Land Acknowledgement – a call to action!

By now, many know that the colonization myth we learned in school doesn’t tell the whole story of how the Americas were settled. In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but what he discovered was not a “New World” — it was once inhabited by millions of...
Tracking Energy Success Story

Tracking Energy Success Story

What’s your favorite meal? Is it macaroni and cheese or pizza? Arroz con pollo or oatmeal? No matter what the food, where it is grown, or how it is disposed of, there is an impact on the environment and people. These facts were made evident to elementary school...
Outside isn’t just for recess

Outside isn’t just for recess

While working through the Teaching Outside module teachers were asked to spend some of their own learning outside. “Having to be outside for a required assignment was wonderful. I have felt so cooped up the past few months, and so much of my work requires me to be...
The Journey of a Water Droplet

The Journey of a Water Droplet

Storytelling, a powerful art form that allows for the passing of knowledge, tradition, and different ways of being. Storytelling can grasp the creative reflections of thought, emotion, and the interconnectedness of it all. Environmental Storytelling Can Help Spread...
ClimeTime cited in leading science journal

ClimeTime cited in leading science journal

The Washington state program ClimeTime, which is facilitated by the state’s nine Education Service Districts (ESDs) and community partners, was recently cited as a popular and effective model for educator education in climate science. The Journal of Science Policy and...
My Time with ClimeTime

My Time with ClimeTime

Written by Kiana Jenkins, Common Threads Food Educator, Spring 2020 As an AmeriCorp member here at Common Threads, I’ve had the opportunity to take part in ClimeTime, a series of professional development workshops for Whatcom County teachers. The primary focus of the...
Climate Science Teacher Summit

Climate Science Teacher Summit

Nearly 60 K-12 educators from Skagit and Whatcom Counties are participating in a 4-day workshop to dive deeper into the NGSS through hands-on outdoor lessons facilitated by a collaboration between six community-based organizations.