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Why Green Schoolyards?

“America’s public school districts are one of the largest land managers in every community—collectively responsible for the stewardship of an estimated 2 million acres of public land, used by ~49.5 million children every day. Removing asphalt and creating nature-rich school grounds with shade trees is vitally important for children’s wellbeing, learning, and happiness and the ecological health and climate resilience of their communities,” said Sharon Danks, CEO and founder of Green Schoolyards America. “ Learn more about free webinars on the topic and legislation and policies that support Green Schoolyards.

Community engagement with the Davis school board regarding Green Schoolyards

2023-2024 Lobos Activos: Garden volunteers needed

Only 1.5 hrs / pick your day(s)

Lobos Activos provides enrichment to all our 1st - 6th graders through dance with Cassie, garden/nature exploration with Julia P.  and social emotional learning (SEL) with Senora Ortiz.  Every grade receives 7 Lobos Activos days throughout the year. This enrichment program is only possible with the support of our volunteers. This is a great way to get to know your child's peers. Pick your day(s) for the year through our easy sign-up genius.  

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2022-23 Lesson Units
(part of Lobos Activos)

EEP's Mission

It is the mission of CCE's Environmental Enrichment Program (EEP) to build the foundations for an environmentally literate student body that will be better prepared to engage the environmental challenges of the future.


The EEP aims to nurture a culture that fosters love and connection with the natural world through hands-on exploration and play of our campus green spaces. We emphasize environmental stewardship, embracing our school's core values around social justice and food and environmental justice.


 “Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.” ― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

CCE's Green Schoolyard:

We will be transforming our Green Schoolyard into a nature-based outdoor play and learning space for environmental enrichment, supporting social emotional learning through the connection to our natural world. The designated space is between the new bike path and the blacktop. If you are interested in joining the CCE Green Schoolyard Committee, please contact us at

Sep. 2023 update:
Despite having rendered plans for the Green Schoolyard, we still don't have plans for starting actual work on the Green Schoolyard. We are in direct contact with Superintendent Matt Best, asking his leadership on this project. Our aim is to get trees in the ground this fall.

Past Newsletter/Meeting Notes

January 2022 Meeting Notes
December '21 Newsletter
November '21 Newsletter
October '21 Newsletter


March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020

EEP Budget Sheet

Past Zoom Meeting Minutes
>> February 2021
>>January 20201
>>November 12th, 2020
>>October 15th, 2020
>> September 15th, 2020
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