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The Value of Creative Teaching – Art and Environmental Education

The Value of Creative Teaching Place-based environmental education through the lens of art and creative writing   by Tess Malijenovsky lace-based environmental education is taking front seat inside and outside classrooms across the country in part to prepare future generations for the environmental challenges they’ll face ahead. That is, climate change, natural resource competition, ocean […]

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Classroom without walls

“Mr. D., that was the best science class I’ve ever had!” The trials and successes of a classroom without walls By Greg Derbyshire he above feedback, made by a grade 8 student, is one of many similar comments made to me by students and parents who recognize and appreciate the opportunities provided by outdoor experiential […]

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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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