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Incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge into Geoscience Education

It Takes a Community to Raise a Scientist: A Case for Community-Inspired Research and Science Education in an Alaskan Native Community By Nievita Bueno Watts and Wendy F. Smythe The quote, “lt takes a village to raise a child,” is attributed to African tradition and carries over to Alaskan Native communities as well (Hall, 2000). […]

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Using Links as Labs: First Green Connects Kids, Classrooms and Golf Courses

2014 E3 Green Apple Award Winners Using Links as Labs: First Green Connects Kids, Classrooms and Golf Courses  As the United States seeks to meet the rising need for graduates with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees, First Green is filling the gap with its innovative program of using golf courses as learning labs. First […]

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5 Outstanding EE Resources You Should Know About

1. Across the Spectrum: Resources for Environmental Educators This downloadable collection of resources, perspectives, and examples will help nonformal environmental educators learn more about the field of EE, access resources, and gain skills to improve their practice and, over time, build a community of practitioners to advance the field. The document covers the foundations of […]

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5 Ideas, Programs, or Resources You Should Know About

1. Next Generation Science Standards NSTA offers the final version of the Next Generation Science Standards.  These standards establish learning expectations in science for K–12 students combining three important dimensions—science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts. 2. Discover Your World with NOAA This free activity book introduces The Essential Principles of […]

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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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