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Creating the Need to Pay Attention Field trips and adventures in the woods are tremendously important experiences for children, especially those students that don’t often get to spend time in a natural setting. Some of the most important, lasting results of good Environmental Education are the heartfelt connections that young people make with nature. They […]

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No Fooling: Exploring the Nature of Responsibility, Progress, Success, and Good Work

No Fooling: Exploring the Nature of Responsibility, Progress, Success, and Good Work How we answer a challenge raised over half a century ago regarding the way we handle the blessings of nature will go a long way towards determining our future. by Peter Hayes In the roughly 10,000 years since members of our species first […]

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Phenology Wheels: Earth Observation Where You Live

Phenology Wheels: Earth Observation Where You Live By Anne Forbes, Partners in Place, LLC This article originally appeared in Earthzine – http://earthzine.org/ . . aking a habit of Earth observation where you live is a fun and fundamental way to practice Earth stewardship. It is often our own observations close to home that keep us […]

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Leaving Space for Awe

  We need to provide opportunities for students to establish connections with the natural world, to be in awe of its power and beauty. t was February 2012 in northwestern Ontario. I was in teachers college and my outdoor, environmental education cohort was on a winter camping trip. Cold winds blew outside, but inside of […]

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