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Outdoor Learning

NatureBridge Takes the Classroom Outdoors: Inspires Teachers and Students Through Discovery by Karen West for NatureBridge   “The future will belong to the nature smart… the more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.” – Richard Louv, author of “Last Child in the Woods, Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder’’   Jeff Glaser stood […]

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Of Education and Place

Everyone Ought to Have a Ditch “What gets lost, when we focus on facts, are the initiation experiences, the moments of transcendence when the borders between the natural world and ourselves break down.” by David Sobel spend a lot of time these days talking with teachers, foundation directors, environmental educators, and evaluators about how to […]

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Connecting to the Natural World – Biome Bonanza!

A Biome Bonanza! After taking a class for teachers about sustainability several years ago, my teaching partner and I were inspired to get kids out and about and connected to the natural world more. We looked at our science curriculum and with the help of Bob Carlson and his staff at our district’s CREST Center, […]

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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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