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A Systems Activity about Our Universe

How and why this visual framework might benefit advanced 6th graders and above

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Hydroponics for Education

Boosting air quality and student engagement by growing indoor plants

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Using Philosophy to Think Green

A rationale, practical suggestions and activities for enriching learning with young learners.

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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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Our Community Geoscape: Living Sustainably

Two sustainability education activity plans, including a role playing/scenario game and "green" design challenge. For students in grades 6 - 9.

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Step Outside For Learning

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.

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Creating Poetry with an Environmental Theme

A class activity for grades 4-6 in which students learn about basic elements of poetry, such as rhyme and meter. After reading several poems, the class creates an environmental poem by having each student write a line of the poem anonymously. Doing so allows students to overcome apprehension of peer judgment of their work.

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Amphibians and Two Game Structures

Role-playing games which help elementary students develop an empathetic relationship to the natural world, while learning about the lives of amphibians.

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Letterboxing

A multi-disciplinary treasure hunt that helps young people learn about the landscape around them.

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Reading the Landscape

The author shares teaching activities suitable for all age groups that help students become more aware of the natural world while still achieving required curriculum goals. Based on the writings of conservationist Aldo Leopold, the activities encourage students to learn the “stories of the land” through observation and inquiry.

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Making It Up As We Go Along

Tricia Edgar examines the role of pretend games in environmental education and provides great examples of activities to help young children explore circles of life, survival tactics, and what it feels like to be an animal or plant.

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Signature Salads

The most popular activity in FoodShare’s Field to Table Schools program , it gets students of all ages excited about fresh, healthy food as they make their own Signature Salad.

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The Peanut Pageant

Engaging students in contemporary science controversies.

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Planet Transit: Profit or Survival?

A game of economic development choices and consequences for Grades 9 and up (ages 14+).

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Humane Education: A Foundation for Connecting with All of Earth’s Inhabitants

Activities to integrate humane values - especially the merits of kindness and empathy towards all creatures - into curricula for all grade levels.

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Key Terms in Environmental Fields: Establishing a Foundation

An activity that helps high school students correct the misconceptions associated with key terms from environmental science and related fields. The activity engages, identifies and clarifies students’ understanding of basic definitions of these terms.

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