Teacher Leadership Institute


The County Science Initiative’s Relevant Environmental Action & Learning (REAL) Science Institute provides professional learning and support for collaboration among teachers and environmental education partners focused on equitable, standards-aligned science and environmental literacy programs. Participating environmental education partners and teacher leaders from across the county collaborated on the development of a set of K-12 Lesson Sequences available on the Teacher Leadership Institute (TLI) website along with resources from all Institute learning sessions. In addition to supporting Next Generation Science Standards, the lesson sequences emphasize connecting students nature, social emotional learning and environmental actions projects.

Amity Sandage
Environmental Literacy
(831) 466-5711

Heather Wygant
(831) 466-5727

Highlights from the 22-23 Teacher Leadership Institute for Sustainability (TLIS)

We are excited to share impacts from the first year of our Teacher Leadership Institute for Sustainability (TLIS) and look ahead to 2023-24. TLI 2020-21 …

TLIS Teachers Collecting Data

Teacher Leadership Institute for Sustainability Celebrates First Cohort

“I have never felt so inspired and proud to be an educator,” said Brian Boyce, teacher at Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary School. From a look …

four teachers leaning over picnic table with ocean in background

Our County Science Initiative’s Roots and Shoots are Growing!

During the first week of summer, 57 teachers were back at work participating in our Teacher Leadership Institute for Science and Environmental Literacy.