King Environmental Studies Magnet off to a Great Start!

The Thomas Starr King Environmental Studies Magnet provides opportunities for students to participate in a rigorous, interdisciplinary, project-based learning in which environmental literacy is integrated into all subject areas. Students also participate in specialized electives and partnership activities with community-based environmental organizations.

The instructional objectives of the program are to produce learners who are aware of local and global environmental conditions and issues; renewable resources and recycling; sustainable gardening and food sources, health and nutrition, and the importance of community involvement and community service. This is incorporated into core instruction through project-based learning, interdisciplinary studies and supplemental experiential educational opportunities in partnership with community organizations. Examples of community partnerships include:

• Sierra Club
• Tree People
• Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA)
• Enrich LA
• Wildwoods Foundation
• Disney VoluntEARs
• LACC
• Whole Foods

For more information, please contact Annemarie Ralph, Magnet Teacher/Advisor, at aralph@lausd.net.