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Digital Environmental Literacy

How do we train educators to successfully interface technologies with the outdoor experiences that they provide their students? by R. Justin Hougham, Marc Nutter, Megan Gilbertson, Quinn Bukouricz University of Wisconsin – Extension Technology in education (ed tech) is constantly changing and growing in impact in classrooms across the globe. While ed tech holds great […]

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Observing fruiting on a common snowberry shrub.

Climate Scientists

On a sunny fall day in Oregon students are outdoors learning about the new citizen science observation site in their schoolyard. With a mix of 4th and 5th grade exuberance and the seriousness of adults they are taking on the mission of gathering basic data for a section of their school yard scientific study and […]

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Exploring Culture and Environment – Pt 1

    Canoes and other forms of human powered watercraft have been utilized by human beings all around the world since time immemorial. For this reason, the study of canoes can serve as a gateway to analyze, compare and learn from the world’s cultures and the unique histories therein. However, our education systems struggle to […]

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Exploring Culture and Environment – Pt 2

This article is a story of how fourth-grade students in Moscow, Idaho studied the confluence of cultures throughout Idaho’s history by building a canoe, hand-carving paddles, and actively participating in the resurgence of the traditional canoe throughout the Pacific Northwest region. We hope you enjoy seeing our work and seeing how we went through this […]

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P13 - Nathan

Ear to the ground

Native Voices: Reclaiming a Culture through the Traditional Canoe Interview with Nathan Piengkham (In conjunction with Blooming Culture: The Canoe as a Vessel for Exploring Cultures) Nathan Piengkham is a member of the Kalispel Tribe and the Executive Director of The River Warrior Society. Members of the fourth-grade crew interviewed him about his involvement in […]

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