Place-based Education and Service Learning: An environmental education professional development program using place-based service-learning by Kathryn Lynch University of Oregon Environmental Leadership Program here does your drinking water come from? It is a simple question, and given that humans can survive only a few days without water, a critical one. Yet, too many people cannot […]
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CLEARING is more than just a great place to find ideas and resources for environmental education. It is also a place to share your knowledge and experience with your fellow teachers. Consider submitting an article that tells your environmental education story. What did you do? How was it unique? What obstacles were overcome? How did your students benefit? Contact us for more information.
Re-thinking Trash with Students! Getting youth—and anyone—to reconsider their trash can be difficult, but that’s what Trash for Peace, a Portland-based nonprofit, does. The organization aims to help people reduce waste through functional art by using the items we consider trash to create recycling bins, planters, furniture and many other useful things. The group often […]
Students on the Road for Science For two weeks in July, seven Heritage University students and 11 high school students from White Swan and Yakima traveled more than 2,000 miles for a class that was one part field experience and one part cultural exchange. The course, People of the Big River, took the students on […]
Writing Stories Builds Scientific Literacy From Environmental Research Bulletin Nicole Ardoin and Jason Morris, Project Leaders THE RESEARCH: Ritchie, S. M., Tomas, L., & Tones, M. (2011). Writing stories to enhance scientific literacy. International Journal of Science Education, 33(5), 685–707. International studies have uncovered an unfortunate trend: students are becoming less interested in science. […]
Teaching Science: Share Your Standards to Integrate Your Teaching by Jim Martin CLEARING Associate Editor Let’s say you wish to incorporate an activity in the neighborhood of your school into a unit you are planning in science, and have been thinking about asking the math teacher if she would be interested in working with you. […]
Holding the Space: Supporting Our Children’s Innate Sense of Wonder By David Strich, M.Ed. “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” – Rachel […]