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Share your story! Connect to fellow educators!

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.


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Tips for bringing students into the field: Strategies for success

Tips for bringing students into the field: Strategies for success     By Joshua Klaus Director of Academic Programs, Ecology Project International (EPI) aking students into the field can provide an endless array of occasions to learn new skills, see theoretical concepts enacted, make connections, and learn about the world around us. Given the endless […]

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EE Research: Ecophobia

EE Research: Children Express Ecophobia in Their Own Words Kids are worried about environmental problems and feel powerless to change them from EE Research Bulletin Nicole Ardoin, Editor THE RESEARCH: Strife, Susan Jean. 2011. Children’s environmental concerns: Expressing ecophobia. The Journal of Environmental Education 43(1): 37-5 Fear, cynicism, pessimism: increasingly, research suggests that these are […]

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Teaching Science Inquiry

Can I become a science inquiry facilitator? . . . If I’ve never been one? by Jim Martin What do I need to be competent in, comfortable with, being a facilitator instead of a top-down teacher? I think a first thing is the recognition that people can learn on their own; that they don’t need […]

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Girls in Engineering and Marine Science

  Girls in Engineering and Marine Science (GEMS) by Marie Kowalski Reprinted from Oregon Coast STEM Hub blog A team with their light trap On April 16th, twenty-seven young women arrived at Hatfield Marine Science Center, excited for two sunny days of science and engineering. The Oregon Coast STEM Hub hosted this highly engaging program […]

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Environmental Justice and Urban E.E.

How Environmental Education Can Address Issues of Environmental Justice in Urban Settings by Anjelique Hjarding, Alicia King and Belinda Chin HIGHLIGHTS • Environmental injustice occurs when the most vulnerable, poor, minority or underserved populations carry the greatest burden of environmental risk by living in “undesirable” areas. • Environmental education can provide an opportunity to connect […]

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EE and Language Arts: The Hunger Games and the Nature of Rebellion

The Hunger Games and the Nature of Rebellion By Natalie Gillis In my nature explorations, I’ve always been fascinated not just with identifying the species I encounter, but with digging deeper and learning their backstories. There are many stories behind the plants and animals that fill our landscapes. Sometimes they’re hidden in history, myths and […]

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