Author Archive | lbeutler

Corporate Curriculum: Teaching the ‘Science of Death’

by John F. Borowski For more than a decade, writing for numerous newspapers, magazines and websites, I have attempted to cast a light on “industrial strength” science curriculum: “that curriculum of the corporation, by the corporation and for a corporation’s profits…shall indeed hasten the rate of destruction of the earth’s resources and indeed, people may […]

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Connecting Kids and Caribou

Connecting Kids and Caribou by Sue Steinacher, Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game Teenagers can be a tough audience to impress. The students from northwestern Alaska let it be known they’d seen plenty of caribou, and had been riding in boats and camping all their lives. So coming to a place called Onion Portage, downriver […]

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Grades K-2: Sustainability

“The frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives” –  Indian Proverb Science – How do Plants Help Soil? Take two large baking pans (about 12 x 6 in.).  Place bare soil in one pan and line the other with grass sod.  Place the pans at a 20 – 25 degree slant […]

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What were we thinking? (Putting on a watershed festival)

by Sharon Morse It doesn’t look like much. A big dirt parking lot filled with boat trailers. Then the magic starts. This is the tenth year for Tsalila (sa-Lee-la), the celebration of salmon and the Umpqua River in southern Oregon. Over 60,000 people have participated in this hands-on learning experience. Thinking about doing a large […]

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Review: Ecological Literacy

Edited by Michael K. Stone and Zenobia Barlow (2005; Sierra Club Books) Review by Jaimie P. Cloud This spectacular collection of essays by Fritjof Capra, Wendell Berry, Alice Waters, David Orr and Donella Meadows, to name just a few, is woven together with stories of the editors’ own journeys, over time, educating for sustainability. The […]

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