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Incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge into Geoscience Education

It Takes a Community to Raise a Scientist: A Case for Community-Inspired Research and Science Education in an Alaskan Native Community By Nievita Bueno Watts and Wendy F. Smythe The quote, “lt takes a village to raise a child,” is attributed to African tradition and carries over to Alaskan Native communities as well (Hall, 2000). […]

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Using Links as Labs: First Green Connects Kids, Classrooms and Golf Courses

2014 E3 Green Apple Award Winners Using Links as Labs: First Green Connects Kids, Classrooms and Golf Courses  As the United States seeks to meet the rising need for graduates with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees, First Green is filling the gap with its innovative program of using golf courses as learning labs. First […]

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Starting a Community-based Natural Resource Education Program

Starting a Community-based Natural Resource Education Program Strategies for Authentic Community Engagement Authors Patrick Willis Oregon State University Extension 4-H Portland, Oregon Susan Cross Environmental Educator Tucson, Arizona lmost every school has a natural area very nearby. It could be that marshy place behind the school, the little stream or “ditch”, the unmowed field, or […]

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Strategies for Community-based Education: Developing Healthy Partnerships

Strategies for Community-based Education: Developing Healthy Partnerships by Pat Willis Oregon State University 4-H Extension ommunity-based education is an approach to teaching and learning that connects learners to community and place. Educators who adopt this approach investigate local culture, natural features and resource issues, economic challenges and opportunities, and community governance. Students are often given […]

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5 Outstanding EE Resources You Should Know About

1. Across the Spectrum: Resources for Environmental Educators This downloadable collection of resources, perspectives, and examples will help nonformal environmental educators learn more about the field of EE, access resources, and gain skills to improve their practice and, over time, build a community of practitioners to advance the field. The document covers the foundations of […]

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