Join Plumas Audubon Society Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Quincy Library for its September Speaker Program.
Plumas Audubon will be joined by Rob Wade for a program titled “PUSD Outdoor Core 5th Grade Year of the Bird & Plumas Environmental Education Program (PEEP).”
Rob Wade is a place–based educator working in the Upper Feather River region of California’s northern Sierra Nevada. As the Outdoor Education and Science Coordinator for the Plumas County Office of Education (PCOE) since 1995, he has designed, developed, and implemented successful and sustainable K-12 programs in the region, built upon strategic partnership with over 32 agencies and organizations. These partnerships also allowed the 2016 launch of an NGSS K-12 strategy that took outdoor education and stewardship mainstream. Outdoor Core Mountain Kid is a K-12 collaborative that supports every teacher to integrate authentic weekly outdoor learning adventures for every student as part of a year long local theme centered on inquiry and stewardship. The PUSD 5th grade Year of the Bird was co-created with Plumas Audubon Society, and paralleled the establishment of PEEP and the Birds and Climate Change Curriculum.
Wade has a B.S. from the University of California–Berkeley in Conservation & Resource Studies, and an M.A. from the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. In addition to his regional work in California, he is a national facilitator and consultant supporting K-12 program development. He is the 2017 recipient of the Excellence in Environmental Education Award, presented by the California Environmental Education Foundation and a 2020 recipient of the Environmental Law Institute’s National Wetland Award.