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STEM Learning: Quatama School/Oregon Zoo

by Alison Heimowitz   Every fall students in Sharon Angal’s third-grade classroom at Quatama Elementary, a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) school in the Hillsboro School District, wait patiently for the arrival of the “salmon lady.” “She’s here, she’s here!” is heard echoing down the hallway. Older students who have already experienced raising […]

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EE Research

Building Citizenship Skills: Developing Locally Relevant Sustainability Education Curricula The Research:  Ireland, J. J. T., & Monroe, M. C. (2015). Should we use wood for energy? An education for sustainable development case study. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 14(2), 82–89. Sustainability issues, such as energy sourcing and consumption, are complex and can be controversial to […]

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EE Research: Mapping

Mapping Community Connections Strengthens Students’ Knowing of Nature THE RESEARCH: Jagger, S. L. (2013). “This is more like home: Knowing nature through community mapping.” Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 18, 173–189. Place-based environmental education provides opportunities for students to learn in a context that is local, familiar, and relevant. The author of this paper focused […]

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Ocean Plastic Pollution

Mitigating Microplastics Development and Evaluation of a Middle School Curriculum by Marie Kowalski and Tracy Crews   ABSTRACT Microplastics are plastic marine debris less than five millimeters across. Microplastics are a threat to the health of our ocean. One important way to reduce microplastics in our ocean is to educate people about the issue, particularly […]

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