The Birds Are Out There

by Lyanda Haupt Seattle Audubon Society Birds are everywhere.  Their lives hold myriad ecological lessons, some obvious, some subtle.   No matter where we live, or where we teach, there are birds to be found.  They may not be wondrous, rare, or exotic.  They may be an uninspired mix of starlings and pigeons.   But they ARE […]

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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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Review: Eco-Inquiry

A Guide to Ecological Learning Experiences for Upper Elementary/Middle Grades Reviewed by Fletcher Brown Author Kathleen Hogan Publisher: Kendal/Hunt Publishing Company Pgs: 392 Over the last two decades the educational reform movement has been pitching a variety of methodologies to get educators to be more student-centered and inquiry minded. Curriculum and textbooks have been slowly […]

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Grades K-2: Sustainability

“The frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives” –  Indian Proverb Science – How do Plants Help Soil? Take two large baking pans (about 12 x 6 in.).  Place bare soil in one pan and line the other with grass sod.  Place the pans at a 20 – 25 degree slant […]

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What were we thinking? (Putting on a watershed festival)

by Sharon Morse It doesn’t look like much. A big dirt parking lot filled with boat trailers. Then the magic starts. This is the tenth year for Tsalila (sa-Lee-la), the celebration of salmon and the Umpqua River in southern Oregon. Over 60,000 people have participated in this hands-on learning experience. Thinking about doing a large […]

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