This winter, the KIPP Foundation partnered with Pisces Foundation and Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley to launch a national Environmental Literacy Task Force with representation from multiple KIPP regions. This new initiative was designed to strengthen the environmental literacy of KIPP staff, families, and students across the country through the crafting of a national “blueprint” for environmental literacy and regional implementation plans.
After a competitive application process, a team from KIPP Eastern North Carolina was selected to participate in the task force and will focus on infusing environmental literacy and environmental knowledge throughout the ninth grade curriculum at KIPP GCP Pride High School. Using the lens of environmental justice, the KIPP ENC task force will also organize key initiatives to make the high school more eco-friendly and to create opportunities for students to spend time outdoors exploring and understanding the natural world around them.
Representatives from the KIPP ENC task force attended an in-person convening in Monterrey, California this February and had the pleasure of participating in their own environmental learning experience, exploring the many wonders of the local tidal pools. We look forward to seeing the impact this team has not only on the environmental literacy at our high school, but also across our other five schools and region.
Interested in joining our amazing science team? Apply to work at KIPP ENC today!