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Eco-Art: How to Flow Upstream

By Shimshon Obadia hirty-one degrees Celsius and the air is dry to the touch in downtown Kelowna, BC. I whip my bicycle down the shoulder of Pandosy Street where the bike lane would be until I hit K.L.O. Road where I connect to the actual bike lane embedded in the road with a glowing grass-green […]

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Place-based Education

The Time is Now for Place Based Education Schools are not just training grounds for children to learn content and job skills for twelve or more years before they are allowed back into broader society, ready to pursue their own individual enrichment. In the place-based education vision, schools and students become an integral part of […]

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Of Education and Place

Everyone Ought to Have a Ditch “What gets lost, when we focus on facts, are the initiation experiences, the moments of transcendence when the borders between the natural world and ourselves break down.” by David Sobel spend a lot of time these days talking with teachers, foundation directors, environmental educators, and evaluators about how to […]

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EE Research: Place-based Learning

Place-based learning connects experience, outdoors, and sustainability from EE Research Bulletin Nicole Ardoin, Editor As the focus on promoting sustainability through environmental education has increased, so has the scrutiny on outdoor education programs, which may not always lead to increased sustainable behaviors. In fact, this paper’s author suggests that some outdoor education programs may have […]

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A While in the Wild: Educating for Environmental Empathy

A While in the Wild: Educating for Environmental Empathy Experiences in wild nature, the leadership of a significant adult, and the educational support of the classroom offer powerful tools in shaping students toward lifelong leadership in environmental stewardship.   by Fay Mascher M.Ed., Cayley School Jonas Cox Ph.D., Gonzaga University Charles Salina Ph.D., Gonzaga University […]

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