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Book Review: Place-based Education

Enlivening Students   by Gregory A. Smith   Review of Sarah Anderson’s, Bringing School to Life: Place-Based Education across the Curriculum (Lanham, Massachusetts: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) or the past two decades, books and articles written by place- and community-based advocates have been largely focused on defining and justifying an alternative approach to teaching and […]

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Eco-Art: How to Flow Upstream

By Shimshon Obadia hirty-one degrees Celsius and the air is dry to the touch in downtown Kelowna, BC. I whip my bicycle down the shoulder of Pandosy Street where the bike lane would be until I hit K.L.O. Road where I connect to the actual bike lane embedded in the road with a glowing grass-green […]

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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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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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Environmental Leadership: Making Connections

Environmental Leadership: Making Connections Two service-learning programs within the Environmental Leadership Program at the University of Oregon aim to deepen students’ knowledge of their bioregion through day-long, hands-on field trips. By Kathryn A. Lynch, Environmental Leadership Program, University of Oregon hildren and young adults are often more tuned into the screens in front of them […]

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