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Kindergarten students admire a sunflower held by an Oxbow Farmer Educator while snacking on carrots during their fall field trip. Photo credit: 2016 Jess Eskelsen

Earth Connections

Science Through the Seasons by Shea Scribner Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center Carnation WA igns of the shifting seasonal cycle are all around us. Children are especially keen to notice and appreciate the changing colors of leaves, frantic activities of squirrels, and blossoms slowly turning to fruits on apple trees, but how often do they […]

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Digital Environmental Literacy

How do we train educators to successfully interface technologies with the outdoor experiences that they provide their students? by R. Justin Hougham, Marc Nutter, Megan Gilbertson, Quinn Bukouricz University of Wisconsin – Extension Technology in education (ed tech) is constantly changing and growing in impact in classrooms across the globe. While ed tech holds great […]

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E.E.’s Philosopher King (Pt 2)

Not One More Cute Project for the Kids: Neal Maine’s Educational Vision   by Gregory A. Smith Lewis & Clark College, Professor Emeritus   PART TWO (see Part One here) Sustaining Neal’s Place-Based Vision of Education: Lessons Learned Despite the power and attractiveness of these educational practices, few of them remain in evidence after the […]

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