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Green Teacher 94, Fall 2011

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Unleashing Blessed Unrest As the Heating Happens by David Selby and Fumiyo Kagawa (free article)
A discussion of various degrees of climate change denial, even within environmental education, and activities for grades 5-12 which help children come to grips with the severity of the climate change problems that now beset us.

Click here for a list of activities.

Waldkindergarten in Germany by Amanda Kane and Judy Kane
How unconventional programs employ extended immersion in nature to foster empathy and stimulate intellectual development among young people

No Accident: Successful Field Trips by Susan Snyder
Tips for non-formal and formal youth educators on how to connect with children ages 9-14 and keep them focused during outdoor field trips.

Parties, Praise, and Plastic Bottles by Tasha Kirby
Three projects to help elementary schools up their green factor – creating a reusable classroom party box, celebrating environmental ‘idols’ in the school and community, and setting environmental world records.

Evaluating & Promoting Eco-Products by Chris Summerville
Activities for middle school students which promote student and community awareness about the ethics of consumer products

The Learning Barge by Robin Dunbar
How this unique and innovative floating classroom is teaching students about river ecology, and inspiring them to clean up their river.  

Exploring Alternate Futures by Lance C. Boyd
Activities for middle school students which enable them to critically and creatively explore potential and preferred versions of the future

Assessment & Evaluation for Outdoor/Enviro-Education by Bert Murphy
Strategies for assessing changes in the environmental knowledge, skills and attitudes of students aged 6-14

Educational Resources Reviewed

Greenpieces CD (Local Anxiety)
Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature With Young Children Ages 3-7 (Council for Environmental Education)
Education and Climate Change: Living and Learning in Interesting Times (Fumiyo Kagawa and David Selby, ed.)
Nourish: Food + Community DVD (WorldLink)
I Bought A Rainforest DVD (Jacob Andrén and Helena Nygren)
Reef Reborn – Hope for the Commons DVD (Natural History New Zealand)

Unlimited: Renewable Energy in the 21st Century DVD (OneLightOneCamera Productions)
The Story of Electronics video (The Story of Stuff Project)

Earth Days DVD (WGBH Educational Foundation and Robert Stone Productions)
Wild Play: Parenting Adventures in the Great Outdoors (David Sobel)
So Right, So Smart DVD (MagicGreen Productions)
WindWise Education curriculum (WindWise Education)
TDSB EcoSchools Wind Turbine Lessons (Toronto District School Board & Toronto Hydro Corporation)
The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder (Richard Louv)
What are Global Warming and Climate Change? (Chuck McCutcheon)
The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs (Judy Burris and Wayne Richards)
My Conservation Park online game (Good World Games)
A Simple Question: The Story of STRAW DVD (How on Earth Project)
Scraphouse: San Francisco DVD (Winton/du Pont Films)

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