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  • State politics, industry drive planetary health education for K-12 students in US

    Lynette Strickland, Brian Allan and Samantha Capel

    Entomology professor Brian F. Allan led a graduate course on planetary health that inspired several participants to conduct a study on state science learning standards for K-12 students and how topics such as climate change are shaded by state politics. Senior author Lynette Strickland, left, a biology professor at Boston University; and first author Samanta L.R. Capel, right, a conservation population genomicist with the Wildlife Genetics Research Laboratory in the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, participated in the course. 

    Strickland photo by Stephanie Hadad, Allan photo by Michelle Hassel and Capel photo provided.


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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Brian Allan, call 217-244-1341; email


    To reach Samantha L.R. Capel, call 630-301-4098; email


    To reach Lynette Strickland, email


    The paper “Education in the Anthropocene: Assessing planetary health science standards in the U.S. ” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2023.0975