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Digital Environmental Literacy

How do we train educators to successfully interface technologies with the outdoor experiences that they provide their students? by R. Justin Hougham, Marc Nutter, Megan Gilbertson, Quinn Bukouricz University of Wisconsin – Extension Technology in education (ed tech) is constantly changing and growing in impact in classrooms across the globe. While ed tech holds great […]

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Observing fruiting on a common snowberry shrub.

Climate Scientists

On a sunny fall day in Oregon students are outdoors learning about the new citizen science observation site in their schoolyard. With a mix of 4th and 5th grade exuberance and the seriousness of adults they are taking on the mission of gathering basic data for a section of their school yard scientific study and […]

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E.E.’s Philosopher King

Not One More Cute Project for the Kids: Neal Maine’s Educational Vision   by Gregory A. Smith Lewis & Clark College, Professor Emeritus PART ONE eal Maine, now in his late-70s is an iconic figure for many environmental educators in the state of Oregon. Early in his teaching career in Seaside, he decided to shelve […]

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E.E.’s Philosopher King (Pt 2)

Not One More Cute Project for the Kids: Neal Maine’s Educational Vision   by Gregory A. Smith Lewis & Clark College, Professor Emeritus   PART TWO (see Part One here) Sustaining Neal’s Place-Based Vision of Education: Lessons Learned Despite the power and attractiveness of these educational practices, few of them remain in evidence after the […]

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The Dendronotus iris, a species of nudibranch recently found in one of the MaST Aquarium tanks.

Marine/Aquatic Education: Nudibranch Population Dynamics

The search for sea slugs Linking non-divers to the excitement of ocean discovery by Elise Pletcher Citizen Science and Volunteer Coordinator The Marine Science and Technology Center Highline College he Nudibranch Team is a citizen science volunteer program at the Marine Science and Technology Center of Highline College. Volunteers work with Aquarium Staff to record […]

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