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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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Of Education and Place

Everyone Ought to Have a Ditch “What gets lost, when we focus on facts, are the initiation experiences, the moments of transcendence when the borders between the natural world and ourselves break down.” by David Sobel spend a lot of time these days talking with teachers, foundation directors, environmental educators, and evaluators about how to […]

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Sustainability in Higher Education

Infusing Sustainability in Teacher Education in Washington: The Education for Sustainability STEM Outcomes Project   Universities and colleges across Washington State recently received funding from the National Science Foundation to collaborate on the improvement of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)teacher-preparation programs and to increase the recruitment of diverse STEM students into teaching careers. To […]

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