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Teaching Teachers in a Learning Garden: Two Metaphors by Veronica Gaylie University of British Columbia Introduction There are no larger fields than these, no worthier games than may here be played.grow wild according to thy nature…let the thunder rumble…take shelter under the cloud…Enjoy the land, but own it not. (Henry David Thoreau, From Walden) How does eco-centred teacher education promote ecol

Sowing the Seeds of Place and Community-based Learning by Becs Boyd A Place and Community Based approach can be transformative for students and teachers, schools and communities. Making this approach work means taking a fresh look at the school community, the wider community and the environment...

Extreme Eukaryotes This article from the Natural History Museum in London is an early summary of information about free-living eukaryotes in extreme environments. The article includes list of peer-reviewed references up to 1997.

Interactive: Education vs. Advocacy? EE programs that we all work with have an environmental impact and environmental initiatives are often controversial because people hold very different opinions based on different values. Those values come from different life experiences in family, community, cultural groups, training and education, political power, history of property ownership, etc.

“Lessons for Teaching in the Environment and Community” is a regular series that explores how teachers can gain the confidence to go into the world outside of their classrooms for a substantial piece of their curricula. Part 19: Walking Backwards May Get You There Working backwards is a good way to nail down understandings. It’s also a good way to test your students’ understanding of science inquiry. by Jim Martin, CLEARING guest writer W2e’ve been looking at inquiries as they go…

CREST Farm to School by Bob Carlson CREST is an environmental education center operated by the West Linn-Wilsonville School District which is located just south of Portland, Oregon. One of the key CREST programs is the CREST Farm . The farm is located on surplus district property. Currently, a half-acre of land is producing vegetables for school cafeteria... Read more at website!