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Posts tagged ‘animals’

Lights, Camera, Action!

Using progressive skits to teach food chains to kids of all ages

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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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Falling Arthropods and Citizen Science

From climate change to natural disasters: how tiny critters invoke joy and reveal environmental secrets

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Teaching Empathy Through Animals

Pets in preschool classrooms allow students to establish an emotional connection while also learning about responsibility

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Pets and Pedagogy

How a classroom pet can help build community while also providing a curriculum boost

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Teaching about Invasive Species

Whether working inside or outside schools, youth educators will find in Green Teacher’s new book the innovative perspectives, program ideas, games and activities that they need to engage young people from 6-19 years of age in this challenging topic.

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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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Wildlife Olympics

A series of activities that teach young school children about wildlife by mimicking the amazing feats of local animals

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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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Nature Mapping

Schoolyard nature mapping teaches basic mapping techniques and encourages close observation of plants and animals through the seasons.

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MSIT: Transdisciplinary, Cross-cultural Science

A summary of a unit on birds that presents questions one might ask high school students in order to learn about birds from both Western and Indigenous science perspectives.

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Wonderful Wildlife Web

An activity for ages 5-8 in which children learn about the interdependence of forest species—between animals and their organic habitats, by assuming the roles of these species

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Discovering Native Bees

The importance of teaching about native pollinators to those ages 9 and up, coupled with a number of learning activities.

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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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Exotic Invasive Species: The Guests That Won’t Go Home

In the continental United States, approximately 6-8 percent of species are introduced exotics. Many are not harmful, but those that are pose a serious threat to biodiversity on this continent.

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