All students are environmentally-literate, frequently exposed to nature-based instruction and educated about climate change solutions.
Source: Berkeley High School Climate Summit. Photo credit: Ximena Natera, Berkeleyside/Catchlight
Climate Literacy Resolution
In November of 2021, the BUSD Board of Education unanimously passed the Climate Literacy Resolution, becoming the first District in the nation to do so with funding. This comprehensive plan outlines next steps to integrate environmental and climate change topics accross all subject matters.
To advance the goals within this resolution, the BUSD community convened the Climate Literacy Working Group. This group includes K-12 classroom teachers, garden staff, students, and science educators. Group members will be paid to work in grade-level teams to develop lesson plans and activities that expand access to environmental literacy and healthy learning environments.
If you are a staff member and would like to join this effort please contact the leader of the subgroup you would like to join.
The Middle School Climate Science Faire
We are excited to announce the 1st Annual BUSD Climate Faire, which will be held on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 from 10-2 PM in the Longfellow Middle School cafeteria! The Faire (organized by staff members from Willard, King & Longfellow middle schools) will include student projects, a plant sale, activities promoting eco-friendly practices, info re: climate solutions & climate justice, live music, and healthy food. We welcome parent & student participation! Please mark your calendar, and if you are able to help, please sign up for a task here.