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The Green Tsunami: Environmental Education in the 21 st Century

By Mike Weilbacher The following paper was presented as the keynote address at the 2005 conference of the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) at the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland, Michigan, August 2005.  Mike is a former PAEE president, newsletter editor and Outstanding Environmental Educator (1991), and directs the Lower Merion Conservancy. Global surface […]

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Exploring Forest Ecology: The Northern Flying Squirrel Project

by Victoria Lewis Spawned out chinook salmon, brown , spotted and beak-nosed lie dead in the shallow water near the banks of the Salmon River in the Wildwood Recreation Area at the foot of Mount Hood. The smell of rotting fish is sharp and pervasive, but Jill Semlick’s Pauling Academy ecology students ignore the odor. […]

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Graffiti, Homelessness and Asthma: Facilitating Student-Powered Urban Environmental Education

By Shamu Fenyvesi Sadeh Portland State University, Center for Learning and Teaching West (NSF) If students were asked to define “environment” and “community” what would they come up with? What would it look like if students designed their own methods for investigating community environmental issues? What would it mean if the teacher encouraged students to […]

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