A Guide to Ecological Learning Experiences for Upper Elementary/Middle Grades Reviewed by Fletcher Brown Author Kathleen Hogan Publisher: Kendal/Hunt Publishing Company Pgs: 392 Over the last two decades the educational reform movement has been pitching a variety of methodologies to get educators to be more student-centered and inquiry minded. Curriculum and textbooks have been slowly […]
by Sharon Morse It doesn’t look like much. A big dirt parking lot filled with boat trailers. Then the magic starts. This is the tenth year for Tsalila (sa-Lee-la), the celebration of salmon and the Umpqua River in southern Oregon. Over 60,000 people have participated in this hands-on learning experience. Thinking about doing a large […]
Edited by Michael K. Stone and Zenobia Barlow (2005; Sierra Club Books) Review by Jaimie P. Cloud This spectacular collection of essays by Fritjof Capra, Wendell Berry, Alice Waters, David Orr and Donella Meadows, to name just a few, is woven together with stories of the editors’ own journeys, over time, educating for sustainability. The […]
Students Use Real World Data to Make ‘Green Maps’ of their Community by Todd Burley Homewaters Project, Seattle “Green Mapping connected Cleveland’s students to their community by opening up their eyes to the environmental benefits and detriments around them. It gave the students a sense of ownership, pride, and responsibility. The culminating presentation at City […]
Clearing’s Children’s Literature Consultant looks at three books that help students learn more about and understand these often misunderstood creatures.