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Green Teacher 55, Spring/Summer 1998

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Beyond Substituted Experience by Milton McClaren
Environmental monitoring as a resource for educational development

Choosing an Environmental Monitoring Program by Michael Mappin
A survey of the types of monitoring programs available to school and community groups

Keeping Our Heads Above Water by Cal Kullman, John Dupuis, Tessy Bray
Not content to go with the flow, these students are taking to aquatic laboratories to test the waters of their local rivers”

Measuring up with GLOBE by Valerie LaHart
A profile of a teacher-friendly international monitoring program

The call of the Wetlands by Patrick Stewart
Concern about declining amphibian populations draws volunteers across North America to lurk at roadside ditches every evening. Here’s how you and your students can join in the effort to monitor the calls of local frogs and assess the health of their wetland habitats.

A Constructed Wetland: From monitoring to action by Dan Kowal
At the Logan School for Creative Learning in Denver, Colorado, a water quality monitoring project has evolved into an experiment using constructed wetlands to treat the toxic legacy of an abandoned gold mine.

Surveying Biodiversity by Roxine dePencier Hameister
Ecological surveys provide important clues to the health of ecosystems and the effects of long term changes in the environment. These frameworks will help you get started.

Community Mapping: Creating a sense of place by Jane McRae
Mapping a community is a means of experiencing and expressing its features in a way that deeply engages the mapmaker.

Environmental Monitoring Programs and Resources by Tim Grant
A list of some of the most significant of the many environmental monitoring programs and resources for schools.

Inside the Internet: The on-line world of environmental monitoring by Richard Kool

And as always, over 20 new educational resources are profiled and evaluated in this issue of Green Teacher.

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