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A While in the Wild: Educating for Environmental Empathy

A While in the Wild: Educating for Environmental Empathy Experiences in wild nature, the leadership of a significant adult, and the educational support of the classroom offer powerful tools in shaping students toward lifelong leadership in environmental stewardship.   by Fay Mascher M.Ed., Cayley School Jonas Cox Ph.D., Gonzaga University Charles Salina Ph.D., Gonzaga University […]

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Wild Words: A guide to integrating creative writing into field-based education

Wild Words: A guide to integrating creative writing into field-based education by Becca Deysach “I’ve always wanted to write but never gave myself permission.” This sentiment is the one I have heard most frequently since I began teaching creative writing several years ago.  I’ve heard it from my college students, patients at a mental health […]

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Sowing the Seeds of Community and Place-based Learning

Sowing the Seeds of Place and Community-based Learning by Becs Boyd Place and Community Based approach can be transformative for students and teachers, schools and communities. Making this approach work means taking a fresh look at the school community, the wider community and the environment, and working out how they can best support each other. […]

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Bringing Home the Data: The Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School

Bringing Home the Data: The Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School by Mike Weddle The Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School (JGEMS) is a public charter school located within Waldo Middle School in Salem, Oregon. The ten-year old school has an enrollment of 90 students in grades six to eight. JGEMS students have classes in all subject […]

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