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10 Tips for Teachers in Integrating Service Learning

These tips, developed by The Straub Environmental Learning Center, may be helpful for teachers who are beginning to integrate a service learning component into the classroom:  1. Start small, and find other teachers who are interested in doing a community project. Support and collaboration are critical for success as you begin this work.   2. […]

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Share your ideas in Clearing!

Favorite EE Activity Ideas from PNW Educators Practical and proven environmental education activities for all grade levels and subject areas, shared by members of the EE community. What is your favorite?   Nature Journal Kristen Clapper Bergsman My favorite EE resource is a hardback journal with blank pages ready to fill with observations and revelations. […]

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NGSS and Environmental Education

Use the Real World to Integrate Your Curriculum In today’s test-driven schools, there’s little room for including the world outside the classroom in the curriculum, even though school is supposed to be based on the real world. And prepare us for it. by Jim Martin CLEARING Associate Editor his year I watched good classroom programs […]

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Urban Schools and Environmental Education

Urban Schools and Environment Education by Alison Swain IslandWood Graduate Student/ Field Instructor his past fall, an IslandWood instructor gave me the advice that a teacher can only take her students from the place they are coming from.  Through weeks of teaching environmental education to students from public and private elementary schools across the Seattle […]

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