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Global Issues – Global Opportunities: Population, Poverty, Consumption, Conflict, and the Environment

Global Issues – Global Opportunities: Population, Poverty, Consumption, Conflict, and the Environment by Gilda Wheeler Abstract: This article discusses the important role of educators in helping students understand, connect to, and act on critical global issues facing us today and in the future. Global issues impact social, environmental, economic, health, and security concerns. Global issues […]

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Review: Eco-Inquiry

A Guide to Ecological Learning Experiences for Upper Elementary/Middle Grades Reviewed by Fletcher Brown Author Kathleen Hogan Publisher: Kendal/Hunt Publishing Company Pgs: 392 Over the last two decades the educational reform movement has been pitching a variety of methodologies to get educators to be more student-centered and inquiry minded. Curriculum and textbooks have been slowly […]

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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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