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Digital Environmental Literacy

How do we train educators to successfully interface technologies with the outdoor experiences that they provide their students? by R. Justin Hougham, Marc Nutter, Megan Gilbertson, Quinn Bukouricz University of Wisconsin – Extension Technology in education (ed tech) is constantly changing and growing in impact in classrooms across the globe. While ed tech holds great […]

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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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