Newark Vision for Environmental Literacy
All students will have access to high-quality environmental literacy learning experiences based in inquiry, reflection, and real-life applications, utilizing safe and available outdoor spaces (e.g. school gardens, parks adjacent to schools) that engage students in engineering and design thinking to prototype solutions for real-world environmental justice issues in the community.
Environmental learning opportunities will address key local environmental challenges (e.g., destruction/loss of existing wetlands, sea-level rise, survival of local endangered species, water quality), develop environmental stewardship and responsibility in students, integrate with the core educational experience of students, and maximize opportunities within existing partnerships with Alameda County Water District, Don Edwards, East Bay Regional Parks at Ardenwood & Coyote Hills, and supportive district policies.
Learn more about our Environmental Literacy Initiative here!