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Posts from the ‘Ideas’ Category

The Pathway to Stewardship

How to develop a community-wide strategy to nurture environmental stewardship in children and teens

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Have You Watched Our Videos Yet?

After a number of educators shared their videos of innovative learning strategies with us, we posted our first set for anyone to freely view.

You will find within them practical ideas such as using GoogleEarth for an invasive plant survey, or of schools that take students on weekly field trips to enhance their personal development and sustainability more generally. Learn how to prepare waste free lunches and to build comfy bug houses.

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Snakes Alive!

Run…but where…from snakes or to snakes?

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Why Learn about Insects?

Unlearning inherent fears around bugs will net endless fascination for young people

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Pathways to Possibility

How a small team of dedicated educators successfully developed an interdisciplinary model within the confines of the traditional subject-bound timetable.

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From Footprints to Thoughtprints

While most environmental teaching focuses on actions required to solve environmental problems, it does little to challenge the underlying attitudes and assumptions which led to these problems in the first place. Stephen K. Goobie encourages educators to tackle not only our ecological footprints, but also our ecological “thoughtprints”.

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Assessment & Evaluation for Outdoor/Enviro-Education

Strategies for assessing changes in the environmental knowledge, skills and attitudes of students aged 6-14

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New Webinar Announced: “Animal Tales: Creating Critical Thinking Through Literature”

Stories have been used since ancient times to entertain, awaken the imagination, and impart moral and community virtue. Learn more in our webinar on December 3rd, 2013.

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New Webinar Announced: “Young Adults as Change Agents”

Our first webinar of 2014 will be "Young Adults as Change Agents" presented by Dave Bauer, organizer of the Young Adults Environmental Leadership Program (YAELP).

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Sign Up for Free Webinars

Green Teacher hosts plenty of free webinars that educators of all stripes are welcome to participate in.

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World as ‘Lasting Storm’: Educating for Disaster Risk Reduction

Now recognized globally as an important and urgent educational focus, here is a framework and 6 activities to enable you to educate for disaster risk reduction
By David Selby and Fumiyo Kagawa
Read the full article from Green Teacher's Summer 2013 issue.

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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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Climbing Trees

Examining the benefits and what is needed in order to establish a climbing program
READ THE FULL ARTICLE FROM GREEN TEACHER'S SPRING 2013 ISSUE.

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Visualizing More Sustainable Futures

Contemporary education ignores the future but sustainability education requires it. Here’s a compelling rationale and some activities that will help young people think more critically and creatively about the future.
AN EXCERPT 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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Going off-ramp: A car trip reduction plan for schools

Any school group can use the off ramp framework to develop car trip reduction strategies suited to their community. The following are guidelines for planning and implementing a successful program. Excerpted from the book "Teaching About Climate Change"

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