Environmental Literacy Program
AUSD is currently focusing its environmental literacy efforts on three theme areas:
• Ocean and Bay Science
• Watershed Protection
• Ecology and Biodiversity Awareness
Environmental literacy is also being integrated in science instruction in grades K-8 via the FOSS program. At the same time, the district is working to implement the goals of the Ocean Guardian District Grant, which was received in 2017. AUSD is the second (and largest) district in the state to receive this designation.
Our Vision for Environmental Literacy
Every student in Alameda will feel connected to the outdoors through regular and consistent field trips, access to service learning experiences, and integrated classroom and field-based experiences.
Through scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and environmental know-how, students will graduate prepared to solve the world’s problems.