Food Education at Whatcom Detention School

written by AmeriCorps Food Educator, Hannah Allen-Young I started my position as an AmeriCorps Food Educator with Common Threads in the Summer of 2019. I felt simultaneously ready to teach and way out of my depth. Most of all though I was excited to get started on...
Nutrition Month: An AmeriCorps member’s reflection

Nutrition Month: An AmeriCorps member’s reflection

Written by Tessa Bolon, AmeriCorps Food Educator I applied to Common Threads when I was living in Florida, and was super excited to be outdoors and teaching children (two of my favorite things). However, COVID-19 had different plans, and I quickly realized that both...
Next Generation Science Standards Virtual Lessons

Next Generation Science Standards Virtual Lessons

This year’s team of AmeriCorps Food Educators created these great resources for teachers who have been teaching virtually during the pandemic. Check it out to see some science-based lessons for kids in 3rd-5th grade: 3rd Grade Lesson 1: Rainfall Representations...
For the Love of Worms

For the Love of Worms

Written by Giorgie DePaolis and photo by Ana Prussia, AmeriCorps Food Educators L. terrestris, the common earthworm. In Bellingham, we see our red, slithery friend often — on sidewalks during and after a good downpour, in our gardens, and beside urban trails, to...
Learn about Dandelion!

Learn about Dandelion!

Dandelion is the third featured plant in Kaiti’s series! This plant is usually referred to as a weed, but it can be so much more than that! Read on to learn more about this cool flower.
Black History Month Children’s Book List

Black History Month Children’s Book List

This Black History Month, Common Threads is sharing a list of children’s books that feature Black authors and characters. We know that representation matters and that the books children read help shape their thoughts and views as they grow. It’s essential that kids...