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Environmental Education Activities K-12

Environmental Education Activities K-12 a potpourri of teaching ideas for the classroom   GRADES K-2 Science   Flannel Beach Life Cut out pictures of intertidal animals from calendars or a cheap field guide. Laminate pictures and use stick-on velcro to turn them into flannel board creatures. (You can also purchase a set of flannel patterns […]

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Quatama salmon release

STEM Learning: Quatama School/Oregon Zoo

by Alison Heimowitz   Every fall students in Sharon Angal’s third-grade classroom at Quatama Elementary, a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) school in the Hillsboro School District, wait patiently for the arrival of the “salmon lady.” “She’s here, she’s here!” is heard echoing down the hallway. Older students who have already experienced raising […]

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EE Research

Building Citizenship Skills: Developing Locally Relevant Sustainability Education Curricula The Research:  Ireland, J. J. T., & Monroe, M. C. (2015). Should we use wood for energy? An education for sustainable development case study. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 14(2), 82–89. Sustainability issues, such as energy sourcing and consumption, are complex and can be controversial to […]

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EE Research: Mapping

Mapping Community Connections Strengthens Students’ Knowing of Nature THE RESEARCH: Jagger, S. L. (2013). “This is more like home: Knowing nature through community mapping.” Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 18, 173–189. Place-based environmental education provides opportunities for students to learn in a context that is local, familiar, and relevant. The author of this paper focused […]

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