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Learning Gardens and Learning Landscapes: Connecting Young People to Nature

In the February 2018 installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series, we were joined by Dilafruz WIlliams (Portland State University), Nilda Cosco (Natural Learning...

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3/14/18
Getting Real: Health in the Teaching of Climate and Earth Science

The impacts of climate change on health as well as the societal responses to climate change are varied and significant. In the past five years, recognition of the importance of the health implications of climate change has grown enormously, from major...

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3/14/18
BHS Children's Garden Liabilities and Safety

Children’s gardens are a valuable amenity to draw families to public gardens. They provide kids a designated area to explore and learn about the natural world while giving parents’ peace of mind that their children are in a safe space. However, they...

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3/8/18
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. So...

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2/14/18
Project WET

Project WET’s mission is to reach children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education that promotes awareness of water and

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2/2/18
Project Learning Tree

PLT currently offers several online courses:

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2/2/18
SNAP-Ed Toolkit

Nutrition education handouts, Web sites, fact sheets and lesson plans that support the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit, check out the links below to find hands-on cooking and tasting lessons...

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1/23/18
Environmental Education Videos: Trans-disciplinary Approaches to Addressing Wicked Problems

Conservation Psychologist and President & CEO of New Knowledge Organization, John Fraser, discusses the theological structure of environmental psychology — how do most people choose to engage with environmental sustainability, and what emotions,...

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12/22/17
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. With...

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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. It is designed to serve as a general template for any ecoregion in the United States, with guidance...

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11/20/17
Classroom Investigation Series: Native Plants

Welcome to this classroom investigation unit on native plants on public lands. From its three activities, students will learn the importance of native plants, how native plants are threatened, and some of...

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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
  • the illustrations are
  • ...
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11/15/17
Educating Today's Youth--Environmental Education Cycles

What trends in formal education can informal educational experiences incorporate into SOL based programs?

Objectives of this presentation:

  • žIntroduce Maymont, An American Estate
  • žIdentify several trends in pedagogy
  • ...
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11/7/17
Growing Your Garden's Curriculum

Check out this presentation with examples from Tuscon Botanical Garden and the United States Botanical Garden on how to grow your garden's curriculum. 

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11/7/17
Trends Informing Program Expansion in Children and Youth Ed

Check out this presentation on Environmental Education opportunities at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 

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11/7/17
BIE-Project Based Learning

The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) shows teachers how to use Project Based Learning in all grade levels and subject areas. As a mission-driven nonprofit organization, BIE creates, gathers, and shares high-quality...

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11/6/17
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...

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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...

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11/6/17
Roots

In this issue BGCI considers how to develop education programmes from scratch, a curse and blessing that can be infrequently bestowed on botanic garden educators in gardens with well-established public engagement offers...

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11/1/17

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