How is BEETLES Changing Outdoor Science Education?

Two researchers examine nature

Discover the long-term positive impact on the field of outdoor science education of the Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning, and Expertise Sharing (BEETLES) project in our latest research brief.

Designing NGSS Assessments for Young Learners

A close up of two sets of hands as two photos of birds are looked at

Researchers at The Lawrence, in collaboration with WestEd and SRI International, are developing an approach to assessing science learning in first grade. Learn more about the Next Generation Science Assessments for Young Scientists.

BEETLES & BaySci Host Virtual Open Space Conference

. On July 28–29, more than 1,000 outdoor and environmental education program leaders, school and district leaders, and classroom teachers from across the country and around the world gathered on Zoom to discuss the challenges presented by the pandemic.

Supporting Learning at Home

Our building in the Berkeley hills is currently closed, but our researchers, educators, and staff are hard at work supporting teachers, parents, and at-home learners during the shelter-in-place order. Read about all the resources we have available to support science learning for students at home, families, and both in- and out-of-school educators.