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Hands-on Hanford: Linking Lessons

by Erika Holmes, Community Outreach and Environmenal Education, Washington State Department of Ecology recently attended a forum bringing together state and federal agencies, non-profits, involved citizens, educators, and retired workers with a common goal: getting more young people interested in the Hanford Nuclear Site. With all of its intimidating acronyms, jargon, and bureaucracy, we agreed […]

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More than a metaphor: Solar energy in the classroom

Understanding Electricity Through Photovoltaics from green levine on Vimeo. by Jessica Levine Eckstein Middle School Seattle, Washington As a student of David Orr at Oberlin College I helped design the Adam Joseph Lewis Center (AJLC) for Environmental Studies. The building was designed to generate more energy than it consumed– a phenomenal concept for a building. […]

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Engaging Students in their Community: Hood River Middle School Outdoor Classroom Project

Hood River Middle School Outdoor Classroom Project The Outdoor Classroom Project is a work in progress where students are the researchers, engineers, designers, architects, builders, and users of a multidisciplinary, multi-sensory learning experience. What you see when you approach the schoolgrounds at Hood River Middle School is nothing short of remarkable. From solar panels on […]

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