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EE Research: Mapping

Mapping Community Connections Strengthens Students’ Knowing of Nature THE RESEARCH: Jagger, S. L. (2013). “This is more like home: Knowing nature through community mapping.” Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 18, 173–189. Place-based environmental education provides opportunities for students to learn in a context that is local, familiar, and relevant. The author of this paper focused […]

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NGSS and Environmental Education

Use the Real World to Integrate Your Curriculum In today’s test-driven schools, there’s little room for including the world outside the classroom in the curriculum, even though school is supposed to be based on the real world. And prepare us for it. by Jim Martin CLEARING Associate Editor his year I watched good classroom programs […]

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Integrating Place-based Learning

Wenatchee School District’s Case Study of Science Field Experiences by Susan Ballinger and Karen Rutherford his year (2005) in the shrub-steppe eco-region of rural Eastern Washington, over 3600 elementary students, teachers, and adult volunteers will spend a wonderful day of adventure and learning outdoors, at a science field experience. Kindergarteners pound leaf chlorophyll into fabric, […]

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4-H Urban-Rural Exchange

By being on the land and walking in the shoes of their host families, students begin to understand more deeply how and why Oregonians manage the land the way they do. By Maureen Hosty With contributions from Gary Delaney, Deb Schreiber, John Williams, Jed Smith and Shana Withee regon is a state of great socioeconomic […]

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Place-based Learning: Community Mapping

Engaging Students With/in Place through Community Mapping By Susan Jagger University of Toronto This article was reprinted from Pathways – The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, Volume 26, Issue 3 ommunity mapping brings together local people as they celebrate local geography, ecosystems, and stories of place through created representations of their communities (Lydon, 2003; Perkins, […]

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