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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. This climate science literacy guide identifies the 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
Integrated Science and Art Education for Creative Climate change Communication

An interdisciplinary field trip to a remote marine lab joined graduate students from fine arts and natural resource science departments to think creatively about the topic of climate change and science communication. We followed a learning cycle...

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10/23/17
KidsGardening

For 35 years, KidsGardening has led the school gardening movement by improving nutritional attitudes, educational outcomes, social & emotional learning and environmental stewardship in youth across the...

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10/17/17
Association of Nature Center Administrators

The people who run nature and environmental learning centers began getting together 28 years ago to share ideas, experiences, and hard-won professional wisdom. Those early conversations soon became the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA...

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8/30/17
Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network

The CLEAN Collection is a hand-picked and rigorously reviewed collection of educational resources aligned with the Climate Literacy...

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8/30/17
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College (SERC)

SERC serves to collect and host teaching resources, many vetted through a peer-review system, on a wide variety of disciplines and topics. SERC works with professional societies and...

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8/30/17
Smithsonian Science Education Center

The Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) was established in 1985 as the National Science Resources Center (NSRC) under the sponsorship of two prestigious institutions: the Smithsonian Institution and the National Academy of Sciences. SSEC'...

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8/30/17
Natural Learning Initiative

Increasing numbers of children are losing contact with the natural world.  The purpose of the Natural Learning Initiative is to promote the importance of the natural environment in the daily experience of all children, through environmental...

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8/30/17
National Geographic Professional Development-Programs for K-12 Teaching and Learning

National Geographic Education has been implementing teacher professional development programs for the past 25 years in support of their overarching mission to inspire people to care about the planet, and to prepare teachers to inspire their...

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8/30/17
Garden Play: Adapting Environmental Programs and Spaces for Early Childhood Education

Outdoor activities, particularly free, unstructured play, benefit children’s development. They increase self-esteem, decrease symptoms associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, contribute to emotional growth, and combat childhood...

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7/9/17
Pricing and Planning Continuing Education Programs

Continuing education staff are often charged with increasing audience reach while simultaneously generating revenue for their institution. Achieving these seemingly opposed goals requires a wide variety of approaches, including partnerships, creative...

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7/9/17
K-12 Career Education: Inspiring the Next Generation of Garden Professionals

As fewer students choose careers in horticulture, it is imperative for public gardens to raise awareness for the diverse career opportunities available in our industry to inspire the next generation of...

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9/26/16
The Ecological Atlas Project: Building Ecological Literacy through Art, Science & Technology

This presentation will show the profound role that art, science, and technology play in building ecological literacy and resilience. Presented by award-winning landscape architect and educator, Roberto Rovira...

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9/24/16
Supporting School Gardens: Maximum Impact, Minimal Input

School gardens are growing across the country. How can garden professionals support these efforts in a meaningful and sustainable way? After all, most of us have our own properties to look after. We can’t...

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9/24/16
Public Garden Article: Reinventing the Children's Garden

By turning plant science into child's play, public gardens are reaching an important new audience. Written by Victoria Mattern, 1999

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11/5/15
National Wildlife Federation Climate Classroom

The real-life stories and the changes taking place in our natural world offer a unique and timely teaching opportunity.  The science and evidence of the climate change presented provides the foundation for authentic learning experiences through...

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10/27/15
Landscape for Life

Landscape For Life is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ program (SITES™), the nation’s first rating system for sustainable landscapes. SITES™ is an interdisciplinary effort led by the American Society of Landscape Architects...

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10/27/15
Climate Change in My Backyard

With support from NASA, and in collaboration with the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and schools and...

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10/27/15
"Laying the Groundwork: Introducing Climate Change Education in Public Gardens" webinar

Webinar with Dr. Jennifer Schwarz Ballard on Laying the Groundwork: Introducing children to ecological concepts underlying climate change.

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10/26/15

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