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10 Tips for Teachers

These tips, developed by The Straub Environmental Learning Center, may be helpful for teachers who are beginning to integrate a service learning component into the classroom: 1. Start small, and find other teachers who are interested in doing a community project. Support and collaboration are critical for success as you begin this work. 2. Use […]

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Sowing the Seeds of Community and Place-based Learning

Sowing the Seeds of Place and Community-based Learning by Becs Boyd Place and Community Based approach can be transformative for students and teachers, schools and communities. Making this approach work means taking a fresh look at the school community, the wider community and the environment, and working out how they can best support each other. […]

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How Teachers Are Learning About Place Through Service Learning

To view this article in .pdf format, click here: MyMcKenzie An environmental education professional development program using place-based service-learning by Kathryn Lynch University of Oregon Environmental Leadership Program here does your drinking water come from? It is a simple question, and given that humans can survive only a few days without water, a critical one. Yet, […]

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Learning is more than a classroom exercise

By Lee Sherman In Brief Whether identifying fish or monitoring water quality, students combine education with service through OSU’s Oregon Natural Resources Education Program.  Through partnerships with local watershed councils and other agencies, students are making a difference. Lifelong stewardship can begin as simply as a school project at a local stream. That’s what happened […]

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