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EE Research: Mapping

Mapping Community Connections Strengthens Students’ Knowing of Nature THE RESEARCH: Jagger, S. L. (2013). “This is more like home: Knowing nature through community mapping.” Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 18, 173–189. Place-based environmental education provides opportunities for students to learn in a context that is local, familiar, and relevant. The author of this paper focused […]

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Ocean Plastic Pollution

Mitigating Microplastics Development and Evaluation of a Middle School Curriculum by Marie Kowalski and Tracy Crews   ABSTRACT Microplastics are plastic marine debris less than five millimeters across. Microplastics are a threat to the health of our ocean. One important way to reduce microplastics in our ocean is to educate people about the issue, particularly […]

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Jim Martin on Teacher Mentors

Why would a practicing teacher need a Mentor? Is the idea of mentoring teachers an unnecessary element in our Schools?   by Jim Martin If you were to trace your ancestry 25,000 years or further, you’d find that your forebears read no books about the natural environment. Nor did they answer multiple choice test questions […]

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My Favorite EE Activity – Margie B. Klein

By Margie Klein Retired Interpretive Naturalist Now doing environmental ed. and nature interpretation part-time at local public lands sites. She is also a writer and author of many articles in national magazines; co-author of a nation-wide curriculum; recipient of an award from a national professional society.   ANIMAL TOTEM ACTIVITY Supplies – Animal totem cards […]

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