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Jim Martin on Inquiry

Is active learning an effective vehicle to train science inquiry mentors? Walking along with you is far better than telling you “I’ll show you the way.” ow should we prepare mentors of teachers who wish to learn how to engage their students in authentic science inquiry, to provide what they will need for the work […]

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EE Research Applying a Permaculture Design Framework

APPLYING A PERMACULTURE DESIGN FRAMEWORK TO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION TO CULTIVATE ENGAGED SCIENCE LEARNING From EE Research Bulletin THE RESEARCH Lebo, N. & Eames, C. (2015). Cultivating attitudes and trellising learning: A permaculture approach to science and sustainability education. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 31(1), 46–59. Permaculture and environmental education both originated in the 1970s and, […]

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Suquamish Basket Marsh: Creating a Living Library

Traditional Ecological Knowledge The Suquamish Basket Marsh: Creating a Living Library An Outdoor Environmental Learning Classroom for the students of Suquamish Elementary School By Melinda West There is a Salish legend passed down by the First Peoples of the Pacific Northwest that explains the origin of the cedar tree and why it has been referred […]

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Place-based Education

The Time is Now for Place Based Education Schools are not just training grounds for children to learn content and job skills for twelve or more years before they are allowed back into broader society, ready to pursue their own individual enrichment. In the place-based education vision, schools and students become an integral part of […]

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Fire and Culture

Under water, on fire: Waking up to a new climate reality Spencer B. Beebe Founder, Executive Chair Ecotrust n this latest string of extreme natural disasters, we are clearly entering a new geological epoch — the Anthropocene. Portland woke up this week covered in ash and staring the impacts of global warming squarely in the […]

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