ChangeScale advances the cohesiveness, effectiveness, and prominence of the environmental education field in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area. Our mission is to ensure that every generation is inspired with the environmental know-how to create healthy communities and a healthy planet.
Professional Development and Community Building
ChangeScale provides high-quality professional development opportunities that link practitioners and researchers. These convenings provide meaningful ways that diverse organizations can join to ensure that environmental education is a cornerstone of lifelong learning for all. Our events build connections between environmental education organizations, fostering the relationships, awareness, and trust that support meaningful collaboration. Learn more about upcoming professional development offerings here.
ChangeScale School Partnership Initiative
This is a pivotal time in environmental education. School districts across the country are implementing new standards that emphasize content and pedagogy highly aligned with common core and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and California’s new History-Social Science Framework. ChangeScale and our members and supporters are seizing on this opportunity by building community partnerships that support schools to enhance student learning and embed environmental education in the core educational experiences of all youth. Through our School Partnership Initiative, ChangeScale fosters a community of practice for districts to help support successful implementation of district-wide Environmental Literacy goals that support student learning.
Learn more about ChangeScale at www.changescale.org.
Kirk Anne Taylor, Director of ChangeScale
As Director, Kirk Anne provides leadership for ChangeScale and supports ongoing collaboration among its member organizations and partners. Prior to joining ChangeScale, Kirk Anne served as the Urban Conservation Manager for The Field Museum in Chicago, managing the Museum’s Calumet Environmental Education Program and participating in the Calumet Stewardship Initiative and Chicago Wilderness. Kirk Anne also served as the Executive Director for Lowcountry Earth Force in Charleston, South Carolina, and as a Naturalist at the Barrier Island Environmental Education Center on Seabrook Island, South Carolina. Kirk Anne holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Illinois Chicago, and a Bachelors of Arts in English from Hendrix College.