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Engaging Students in their Community: Hood River Middle School Outdoor Classroom Project

Hood River Middle School Outdoor Classroom Project The Outdoor Classroom Project is a work in progress where students are the researchers, engineers, designers, architects, builders, and users of a multidisciplinary, multi-sensory learning experience. What you see when you approach the schoolgrounds at Hood River Middle School is nothing short of remarkable. From solar panels on […]

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Preparing Teachers for Environmental Education

Preparing Teachers for Environmental Education by Louise Conn Fleming Abstract: Our teacher education team at our university teaches the junior year methods and assessment to preservice middle grades teachers. Starting Spring 2003 we began using “The Projects” as part of methods instruction. In this paper I will review what educators say about how middle grades […]

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Raising Awareness Through Service Learning:

Citizens for a Healthy Bay’s Junior Bay Ranger Program By Katrina Landau In 2003, the Washington State Legislature passed ESHB 1466 that established the Natural Science, Wildlife and Environmental Education Partnership Grant program under the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).   In the 2005-2006 inaugural year, Citizens for a Healthy Bay […]

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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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Global Issues – Global Opportunities: Population, Poverty, Consumption, Conflict, and the Environment

Global Issues – Global Opportunities: Population, Poverty, Consumption, Conflict, and the Environment by Gilda Wheeler Abstract: This article discusses the important role of educators in helping students understand, connect to, and act on critical global issues facing us today and in the future. Global issues impact social, environmental, economic, health, and security concerns. Global issues […]

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