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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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Coastal Margin Science and Education

CMOP: The Best Environmental Education Program You’ve (Probably) Never Heard About . . Coastal Margin Science and Education in the Era of Collaboratories by Vanessa L. Green, Nievita Bueno Watts, Karen Wegner, Michael Thompson, Amy F. Johnson, Tawnya D. Peterson and António M. Baptista . nterdisciplinary science is needed to make big decisions when it […]

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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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Place-based Education

15 Ways to Know You’re Connected to a Place What Does “Connecting to a Place” Really Mean? By Cliff Knapp Environmental and place-based educators frequently refer to a goal they set for their students — connecting or reconnecting them to a place. What does this really mean? How will I know when my students are […]

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