Archive | Ear to the Ground

Short interviews with field educators and classroom teachers in environmental education.


Ear to the Ground – Rus Higley

An Interview with Rus Higley 2016 Marine Education Classroom Educator of the Year Rus Higley has worked as Manager at the Marine Science and Technology Center at Highline College since its opening in 2003. He was born in Alaska, but grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Western Washington University with a B.S. in […]

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Ear to the Ground – Ryan Monger, Sultan High School

An Interview with Ryan Monger Winner of 2015 EPA Presidential Award for Innovation in Environmental Education   Ryan Monger, Sultan High School Sultan, Washington Ryan Monger, an environmental education teacher of students in grades 9 through 12 at Sultan High School in Sultan, Washington, uses this small, rural community as an outdoor classroom to encourage […]

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Ear to the Ground – Monica Nissen

An Interview with Monica Nissen 2015 Environmental Educator of the Year The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) has named Monica Nissen as the ‘Outstanding Environmental Education Non-profit Individual’ for 2015. In addition, the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) has given her the 2015 Environmental Education Award of Excellence. Congratulations, Monica! A […]

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