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Conservation Animation

Creating animated videos with high school students to encourage local conservation

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Around the World: The Invasive Species Challenge

This engaging outdoor activity uses different colored balls to explain the spread of invasive species, while encouraging problem-solving and team-building skills

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Combining Technology and Outdoor Play is a Win-Win Situation

Want to know how to convince kids who have never known life without an iPad to go play outside? We'll show you.

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Developing Character through Ancient Wisdom

Use Aboriginal and historical knowledge to develop character and a sense of community among students of all ages

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Stormwater Stewards

Stormwater science lab and field activities for middle and high school students

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Active Students, Passive Solar

A renovated passive solar home in New Zealand serves as a unique backdrop for teaching elementary science and math

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Webinar Announced: Water Quality Monitoring in Outdoor Education

On February 27th, 2014 we will explore water quality monitoring as an educational tool to engage students in learning about water and the local environment.

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Yoga in the Classroom Webinar Postponed

With almost 400 people now registered for Lisa’s upcoming presentation, this is destined to be one of our most popular sessions ever. We hope to see you in our online classroom on October 23rd, 2013 at 7:30pm EST.

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Connecting With Bugs

Use children's natural curiosity about insects to ignite a passion for science and the natural world. By John Guyton and Lois Connington.
Read the full article from Green Teacher's Summer 2013 issue.

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The Numbered Forest

Numbering trees in the schoolyard or in a nearby woodland opens the door to a variety of activities. From "Teaching Green: The Elementary Years"

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When Nature Speaks

Using role-play and dramatic activities to encourage feelings of environmental connectedness in children.
READ THE FULL ARTICLE FROM GREEN TEACHER'S SPRING 2013 ISSUE.

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Two-Eyed Seeing As a Way of Knowing

Two-Eyed Seeing (also known as integrative science, native science, and ecological metissage) is a term describing a way of understanding the world from two cultural perspectives – Western scientific knowledge and native science.
AN EXCERPT FROM GREEN TEACHER'S SPRING 2013 ISSUE.

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Activity: Climate Change Denial

Exploring the phenomenon of climate change denial, what lies behind it and the dangers it presents, and considering what might be done.
An activity from "Unleashing blessed unrest as the heating happens," Green Teacher 94, Fall 2011

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Activity: Weathering Climate Confusion

An activity from "Unleashing blessed unrest as the heating happens"
Clarifying the difference between climate and weather while alerting students to levels of public confusion about the two terms.

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Climate Change Despair and Empowerment Activity Sequence

An activity from "Unleashing blessed unrest as the heating happens"
Encouraging students to share their anxieties about climate change futures; helping them discover that others share their fears; fostering their disposition and readiness to take action.

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Activity: Guidebook for Survivors

An activity from "Unleashing blessed unrest as the heating happens"
Students work within an imagined dystopian climate change scenario to develop a guidebook for climate change survivors. They then transform gloom into purposefulness and pro-activity by considering whether they and others could act on their guidebook now to avoid global warming, and to what effect.

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