Monday, September 12, 2016

A New Look for a New School Year

If you haven't visited the California EEI website recently, now would be a great time to do so!

Over the past year we've been busy re-designing and upgrading our website to improve the overall user experience. We believe this has resulted in a clean, crisp, and modern feel that makes it easier to read and use and better showcases the EEI curriculum and our training services.

We hope that you are as happy with these changes as much as we are! Please read on to learn more about some of the key changes to the site:

Improved EEI Curriculum Unit Database

The Access EEI page, which houses our 85 science and history-social science units, has been redesigned so that you don't have to scroll as far to find your desired unit.

In addition, the new simplified filter option allows you to find units based on grade level/course, environmental topic, or subject area. 

Dedicated EEI Unit Pages

Now you can click on a specific EEI unit and be directed to a dedicated page for that unit.

These unit pages provide a detailed description of the unit, associated environmental topics, and links to all unit components in PDF format. Best of all you can now use your browser's bookmark tool to save your favorite units for quick and easy access. Also it will make it easier for you to share your favorite units with colleagues and friends. Simply copy/paste the url for the specific unit into the body of an email or a social media post and click send!

Brand New Content

In addition to our redesign, we also debuted several new pieces of web content. These include:

Thank you for your web visits and your continual support of the EEI Curriculum! Let us know what you think of these changes in the comment section below or send an email to

Friday, September 2, 2016

Welcome to our new blog!

Welcome to the California Education and the Environment Initiative's (EEI) new blog. This space will be used to share news and updates about the EEI curriculum and the State of California's environmental literacy efforts.

As we build this blog, we intend to feature information about specific EEI units, highlight teacher and student stories from the classroom, and share recommendations for materials and resources that can be used alongside the EEI curriculum. 

We also hope that this space will serve as an additional area for you to interact with us and your fellow EEI teachers. Please feel free to comment and ask questions in the comment section below each blog article. Share your thoughts on environment-based learning, tell us what's worked and what hasn't worked in your classroom, or simply offer tips and advice to teachers who are looking for guidance - let's learn together!

We look forward to building this community with you and thank you for stopping by!