Summit Design

Overview and Goals of the Environmental Literacy Summit

Each Phenomena Summit is a two-day experience designed to bring classroom teachers, out-of-school educators, and university scientists together to build understanding of environmentally-focused phenomena and their role in NGSS aligned science instruction.

In addition to learning sessions, participants work in collaborative teams to build out an instructional resource that:

  • identifies a useful, environmentally-focused phenomenon
  • highlights resources for building teacher understanding of the phenomenon
  • identifies possible student activities which emphasize the Science and Engineering Practices of the NGSS
  • provides a grade-level appropriate student explanation that incorporates Disciplinary Core Ideas and Crosscutting Concepts
  • makes explicit connections to the Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&Cs)

Summit Design Structure

  • Pre-Summit
  • Science Learning
  • Phenomena Resources

CA Environmental Literacy Summit Locations and Regions

This project is funded through Budget Act of 2017, Item 6100-488-0001, Provision 6


California CCSESA Regions