Strategies for making positive changes in students’ behaviors and attitudes towards the environment, whether students are taught on a short- or long-term basis. (For all ages)
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A description of how an elementary school made student-led outdoor learning part of their everyday curriculum, and how this has benefited student learning, collaboration between staff and students in different grades, overall morale in the school, and community collaborations.
In communities across North America, threats to plants are at record levels. The Endangered Plants Stewardship Network, initiated by educators from botanical museums, government agencies and environmental groups, is engaging teachers and students in learning about and helping to restore populations of rare and endangered plants in the southeastern U.S.
Perched at "the top of the world" on the southern slopes of the Himalayas, Nepal is a culturally and geographically diverse country that is threatened by rapid environmental degradation. In this issue's "Global Green Teaching" feature, Bishnu Bhatta reports on a number of student-led environmental education initiatives in both urban and rural areas.
This series of activities and games helps student understand that a healthy environment is a human right, and how global trade and consumer choices affect those rights.
Five activities for children aged 4 - 13 developed by outdoor educator Joseph Cornell. The activities follow the principles of Cornell’s “Flow Learning” to gently guide participants into deeper and more profound experiences of nature through the following principles: “awaken enthusiasm”; “focus attention”; “direct experience”; and “share inspiration”.
Twenty five basic activities inspired by the writings of people who have lived close to the land. These activities aim to develop a deeper sense of place by going beyond Western science to observe and interact with nature qualitatively as well as quantitatively.