Review: A Sense of Place

Teaching Children about the Environment with Picture Books By Daniel A. Kriesberg Illustrated by Dorothy Frederick Reviewed by Dr. Suzanne Spradling A Sense of Place is a valuable classroom resource and curricular supplement. This book is designed to help integrate children’s literature and hand-on activities to increase students’ awareness of their connections to the earth. […]

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You are Brilliant and the Earth is hiring

By Paul Hawken From a commencement speech given at the University of Portland, May 3, 2009. When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was “direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful.” No pressure there. Let’s begin with the startling […]

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Exploring Forest Ecology: The Northern Flying Squirrel Project

by Victoria Lewis Spawned out chinook salmon, brown , spotted and beak-nosed lie dead in the shallow water near the banks of the Salmon River in the Wildwood Recreation Area at the foot of Mount Hood. The smell of rotting fish is sharp and pervasive, but Jill Semlick’s Pauling Academy ecology students ignore the odor. […]

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