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Posts from the ‘Middle school (ages 11-14)’ Category

Stewardship in Appalachia

Learning about water quality issues with an action-oriented, place-based pedagogy

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Igniting Curiosity With Pocket Museums

A great way to collect and save special treasures that capture the attention of inquiring minds

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The Bison Range Project

Finding the hidden stories in the places we live

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Problems in Our Backyard

What changes when young students grapple with real, local issues?

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The Giving of the Gardens

Inspiring a new year of growth by sharing garden accomplishments with next year’s gardeners

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Integrated, Social Justice Learning for Those At-Risk

An integrated unit on marine debris makes learning relevant and real for 12-18 year-olds

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STEM Learning in Your Own Backyard

Designing a place-based middle school summer program

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Engineering to do Nothing

Put to work the basic astronomy knowledge of 10-14 year olds in teaching passive solar house design

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Feeling the Heat

A student-centered approach to reducing the urban heat island effect on campus

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Take the Green Challenge

Green Challenges provide easy access points for incorporating environmental themes into school culture, and help green schools get back to the basics

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Inspiring the Bioregional Imagination

Deepening the connection to place through reading, writing and ecology

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Slow Cookers for Kids

A unique way to build an interest in, and the skills needed to cook healthy local foods

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Green Teachers & Brown Rivers

How to conduct an research project with middle & high school students in local environments

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Planet Protecting Superheroes

Using story and arts-based activities to engage diverse learners in environmental education

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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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Understanding Micro Particles in the Ocean

A fun classroom activity that uses beach transects to help middle schoolers understand the impact of marine debris

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