Current findings, resources, and takeaways from our stakeholders and classrooms
Water Literacy: A Shared Vision for K-12 Environmental Education
In January 2020, Ripple Effect convened a consortium of goal-aligned experts in Southeast Louisiana to begin advancing a new shared vision: water literacy. Through a series of workshops, teacher focus groups, and interviews with researchers, practitioners, and community experts, the group developed shared goals and identified opportunities for deepening connections between environmental research, community needs, and K–12 formal and informal education.
Thank you to the more than 70 teachers, scientists, practitioners, community experts, and consortium representatives who so generously shared their time, and whose voices shaped this project.
1. K–12 Teachers
Teacher perspectives on the joys and challenges of environmental science education todayRead More
2. Pathways & Progressions
Reflections on the life experiences that moved interviewees from curiosity to actionRead More
3. Challenges & Transitions
Questions that connect Southeast Louisiana to the nation and the worldRead More
4. Community Voice
Water literacy, democracy, and the public spaceRead More
5. Working Together
Building better dialogues for identifying and addressing systems-level problemsRead More
6. Shifting the Paradigm
Learning from the past and changing our perspectiveRead More
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Additional Resources, Panels & Presentations
Anderson, C., & Koo Nicholas, L. (2019). Water Literacy: Transdisciplinary Methods for Strengthening K–12 Science Education. SUS-RURI: Proceedings of a Workshop on Developing a Convergence Sustainable Urban Systems Agenda for Redesigning the Urban-Rural Interface along the Mississippi River Watershed Held in Ames, Iowa, August 12–13, 2019.
Anderson, C., (2019). The Changing Geographies of New Orleans, Held at The Cabildo New Orleans: Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 22, 2019.
Anderson, C., (2019). Urban Transformations, Infrastructure & Resilient Communities, The Collider: Climate City Expo Held in Asheville, North Carolina, March 30, 2019.
Anderson, C., Kelsch, K. & Carpenter. (2019). Ripple Effect Water Literacy Project, Planetary Health Alliance – Annual Meeting Held at Stanford University in Stanford, California, September 4-6, 2019.
Anderson, C. & Gautreaux, B. (2019). Louisiana Coastal Fellowship Program: Outcomes and Next Steps, Louisiana Science Teachers Association (LSTA)/Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics (LATM) Joint Conference Held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 4-5, 2019.
Anderson, C. (2019). Working Across Scales: Coordinate and Comprehensive K-12 Water Literacy Education for a Changing Climate, CLEAN Network Teleconferences, September 17, 2019.