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K-12 Activities: Monitoring Biological Diversity

K-12 Activity Ideas: Monitoring Biological Diversity by Roxine Hameister Developing a biodiversity monitoring project at your school can help students develop many skills in an integrated manner. Here are some simple ideas that you can use to get your students started. Children and teachers are being pulled in many directions. Children want to “learn by […]

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Winging Northward—A Shorebird’s Journey

by Sandy Frost and Ben Swecker For many people, a trip to Alaska is the dream of a lifetime. Yet cost and logistics keep many people away. In 2002, a group of dedicated educators joined forces to make such a visit— if only a ‘virtual’ visit—a reality for thousands of children across the Western Hemisphere. […]

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Review: Ten-Minute Field Trips

A Teacher’s Guide to Using the Schoolgrounds for Environmental Studies Review courtesy of Fletcher Brown, University of Montana Author unknown Environmental education for children growing up in urban areas is often limited to a single trip to a forest preserve or state park.  The hidden message behind such field trips is that the environment must […]

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Connecting students and salmon in their watershed

Connecting Students and Salmon in Their Watershed How rearing salmon in an elementary classroom can foster powerful teaching and learning in the content areas, environmental awareness, and good stewardship of the Earth By Daniel S. King, PhD My transition in January of last year to a new position teaching science, math, and technology to 5th […]

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