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A Chance to Make a Difference

A Chance to Make a Difference: Tackling Climate Change in a Middle School Classroom by Angela Duke Northwest Expedition Academy Hayden, Idaho n the days of selfies and social media mania, it is often a difficult job getting middle schoolers to look up instead of down. When I first introduced the topic of climate change […]

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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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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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The Confluence Project (Idaho)

from the Fall 2016 Issue of CLEARING Integrating Watershed Science in High School Classrooms: The Confluence Project Approach by Audrey Squires, Jyoti Jennewein, and Mary Engels, with Dr. Brant Miller and Dr. Karla Eitel, University of Idaho It’s not just because I personally love snow and skiing and snowshoeing and all that. It’s not just […]

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