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Kindergarten students admire a sunflower held by an Oxbow Farmer Educator while snacking on carrots during their fall field trip. Photo credit: 2016 Jess Eskelsen

Earth Connections

Science Through the Seasons by Shea Scribner Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center Carnation WA igns of the shifting seasonal cycle are all around us. Children are especially keen to notice and appreciate the changing colors of leaves, frantic activities of squirrels, and blossoms slowly turning to fruits on apple trees, but how often do they […]

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Observing fruiting on a common snowberry shrub.

Climate Scientists

On a sunny fall day in Oregon students are outdoors learning about the new citizen science observation site in their schoolyard. With a mix of 4th and 5th grade exuberance and the seriousness of adults they are taking on the mission of gathering basic data for a section of their school yard scientific study and […]

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The Confluence Project (Idaho)

from the Fall 2016 Issue of CLEARING Integrating Watershed Science in High School Classrooms: The Confluence Project Approach by Audrey Squires, Jyoti Jennewein, and Mary Engels, with Dr. Brant Miller and Dr. Karla Eitel, University of Idaho It’s not just because I personally love snow and skiing and snowshoeing and all that. It’s not just […]

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NGSS and Environmental Education

Use the Real World to Integrate Your Curriculum In today’s test-driven schools, there’s little room for including the world outside the classroom in the curriculum, even though school is supposed to be based on the real world. And prepare us for it. by Jim Martin CLEARING Associate Editor his year I watched good classroom programs […]

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