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Fire and Culture

Under water, on fire: Waking up to a new climate reality Spencer B. Beebe Founder, Executive Chair Ecotrust n this latest string of extreme natural disasters, we are clearly entering a new geological epoch — the Anthropocene. Portland woke up this week covered in ash and staring the impacts of global warming squarely in the […]

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EE Research: Climate Change

Understanding Climate Change Requires Holistic Understanding of the Climate System   THE RESEARCH: Shepardson, D. P., Niyogi, D., Roychoudhury, A., & Hirsch, A. (2012). Conceptualizing climate change in the context of a climate system: Implications for climate and environmental education. Environmental Education Research, 18(3), 323-352.   From Environmental Research Bulletin Nicole Ardoin and Jason Morris, […]

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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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Why Garden in School (Part 2)

Can School Gardening Help Save Civilization? (An Essay in Four Parts)   by Carter D. Latendresse The Catlin Gabel School Portland, Oregon Abstract This paper is an argument for gardening in schools, focusing on two months of integrated English-history sixth grade curriculum that explores the relationships between a number of current environmental problems—notably hunger, water […]

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Using Snowpack to Teach Climate Change

Climate Change Education SWEet!: Using Cascade Snowpack to Teach Climate Change by Padraic Quinn, Rachel Carson Environmental Middle School Padraic_Quinn@beaverton.k12.or.us Illustration by Bill Reiswig Three years ago I was given the opportunity to learn with the scientific leaders of climate change research as part of a teacher-research partnership through NASA, Oregon State University and the […]

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