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Share your favorite EE activity with us!

If you’re a teacher, CLEARING would love to hear from you! We are compiling anecdotal examples of fun, engaging and successful environmental education activities from teachers around the Pacific Northwest. We are especially interested in teachable moments that sprang from creativity, inspiration, and special circumstances. If you have ever created, implemented, or participated in an […]

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Going Off Trail – New Paths in Programming to Connect Children With Nature

Courtesy of recmanagement.com By Kelli Anderson Five years ago, with the addition of new management at Tamarak Nature Center in Maplewood, Minn., programming for children and their families began to take the road less traveled. It began, in effect, to go off trail. “When Marcie, our new acting outdoor education supervisor, came on board, she […]

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The Green Tsunami: Environmental Education in the 21 st Century

By Mike Weilbacher The following paper was presented as the keynote address at the 2005 conference of the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) at the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland, Michigan, August 2005.  Mike is a former PAEE president, newsletter editor and Outstanding Environmental Educator (1991), and directs the Lower Merion Conservancy. Global surface […]

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You are Brilliant and the Earth is hiring

By Paul Hawken From a commencement speech given at the University of Portland, May 3, 2009. When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was “direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful.” No pressure there. Let’s begin with the startling […]

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