Events

    Blue Sky hosts a variety of events throughout the year where members and funder partners are invited to learn, network, and collaborate. Blue Sky events are open to funders, Blue Sky advisors, and invited speakers. 

    May 23, 2018
    Oakland, CA

    The Blue Sky Funders Forum and the Bay Area Environmental Education Funders Collaborative (EEFC) gathered funders to uncover the power of networks to help increase equitable access to the outdoors and all of its benefits. Featuring local and national leaders, this convening showcased examples of organizations, partnerships, and initiatives that are strengthening networks, expanding coalitions, and advancing the field.

    April 24, 2018
    Webinar

    Despite the Administration’s previous recommendations to eliminate funding for environmental learning programs programs across multiple federal agencies, the FY18 omnibus budget bill signed on March 23 includes funding for critical programs that connect people to the outdoors through environmental learning, recreation, and community service. This webinar highlighted key areas of federal funding and their impacts on important programs that reach children, youth, and families across the country.

    February 28, 2018
    Webinar

    Citizen science and community science (CCS) engage members of the public in scientific investigations. This fast-growing field provides opportunities for educators to involve young people in learning science while doing science, and to foster environmental stewardship and civic participation. Featuring researchers from the University of California, Davis Center for Community and Citizen Science, this webinar highlighted key findings from research on youth-focused community and citizen science and its implications for connecting people and nature.