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Connecting to the Natural World – Biome Bonanza!

A Biome Bonanza! After taking a class for teachers about sustainability several years ago, my teaching partner and I were inspired to get kids out and about and connected to the natural world more. We looked at our science curriculum and with the help of Bob Carlson and his staff at our district’s CREST Center, […]

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Outdoor Education Perspectives

Outdoor Education — Thoughts From an Elder by Dan Kriesberg   uring college I was a waterfront director at a sleepaway camp and absolutely loved it. When my post college job search led me to residential outdoor education centers I was thrilled. It was summer camp all year round and it allowed me to follow […]

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EE Research: Outdoor Education

Memories from Residential Outdoor Education Have Long-term Impact THE RESEARCH: Liddicoat, K. R., & Krasny, M. E. (2014). Memories as useful outcomes of residential outdoor environmental education. The Journal of Environmental Education, 45(3), 178–193. For students, spending several days at a residential outdoor environmental education (ROEE) program creates many new and powerful experiences, some of […]

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Environmental Education Activities K-12

Environmental Education Activities K-12 a potpourri of teaching ideas for the classroom   GRADES K-2 Science   Flannel Beach Life Cut out pictures of intertidal animals from calendars or a cheap field guide. Laminate pictures and use stick-on velcro to turn them into flannel board creatures. (You can also purchase a set of flannel patterns […]

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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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