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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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