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The Power of Trees

New research shows that trees communicate with one another and share nutrients through their roots! They need each other. In urban areas, trees also help us with health, economic and social benefits. They are part of our culture. We need them.

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2/14/18
With Healing in Mind: How Public Gardens at Colleges and Universities Can Promote Student Mental Health

At American colleges and universities today, one in two students feels more than average stress, while one in three suffers from a mental illness. Clearly, the mental well-being of students on these campuses is a cause of great concern.

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12/4/17
Project Botany: Exploring Native Plants of the United States

The goal of this curriculum is to introduce students to the wondrous biodiversity of flora, and the connections between plants and their ecosystems.

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11/20/17
Classroom Investigation Series: Native Plants

Welcome to this classroom investigation unit on native plants on public lands.

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11/20/17
LTER Schoolyard Series

Discover a series of illustrated children’s books, where:

  • the content is carefully reviewed by research scientists
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11/15/17
Field Investigations: Using Outdoor Environments to Foster Student Learning of Scientific Processes

This volume—Field Investigations: Using Outdoor Environments to Foster Student Learning of Scientific Processes—was developed to help K-12 teachers introduce their students to the methodologies used for scientific field research and guide them through t

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11/6/17
Project Based Learning-STEM

This video demonstrates how technology can further STEM learning through the environment, both inside and outside the classroom.

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11/6/17
Greening STEM Educator Resources

The environment is a compelling context for teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) as it provides teachers with a diverse range of real-world challenges that engage students in hands-on opportunities to apply and reinforce STEM concep

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11/6/17
Climate Literacy

To protect fragile ecosystems and to build sustainable communities that are resilient to climate change—including extreme weather and climate events—a climate-literate citizenry is essential.

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10/25/17
SDG Academy

Universities are beginning to grapple with the complexities of teaching sustainable development, but traditional institutional structures and limited resources can make it hard for them to offer programs that combine all these aspects.

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10/24/17

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