The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) was the first county office in the state to launch an Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative (ELSI). The initiative has prototyped a number of different methods of data capture and reporting, and is ready to support scaling up this data-based approach to other County Offices doing this work. The project focuses on both organizing and analyzing data:  

1) Organizing Data: This part of the project requires support with cleaning and restructuring data from already established datasets (i.e. EdData - and CALEnviroScreen 4.0 - to create a sustainable infrastructure for data management. 

2) Data Visualizations and Analysis: This part of the project requires support with setting-up dashboard data visualizations and analysis. The dashboard needs to have different levels of display with landscape level analysis for comparing across counties state-wide, as well as county data for analysis within one region. 

Intended outcomes are to identify opportunities for increasing equitable access to environmental and climate literacy across California’s TK-12 schools, as well as identify more leverage points for accelerating the pace of sustainable and climate resilient school efforts within districts and schools. 

Fall 2022