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SEL Field Guide

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is difficult work. It requires thinking and talking about ongoing emotions and relationships, topics that are complicated and sometimes taboo.

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10/22/19
Top 10 Plants: Increasing Awareness of Plants

Urbanization, lack of contact with the natural world, and growing up removed from agriculture has contributed to a void of knowledge relating to food and food production, along with a phenomenon known as plant blindness.

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9/26/19
K–12 Environmental Education: Guidelines for Excellence

K–12 Environmental Education: Guidelines for Excellence provides students, parents, caregivers, educators and others a roadmap to achieving environmental literacy by setting expectations for fourth (age 10), eighth (age 14) and twelfth grade (age 18) st

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7/29/19
International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education Addressing Policy, Practice, and Research That Matters

Children who spend more time outdoors are more physically active and have fewer behavioral problems than those who spend less time outdoors.

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7/29/19
Resetting the table for people and plants: Botanic gardens and research organizations collaborate to address food and agricultural plant blindness

Of the myriad gifts plants provide to humanity, food is among the most visible, as everyone needs to eat, every single day.

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5/28/19
Connecting People to Nature: From Caring to Conservation and More

Hear from three experts exploring research, strategies, and benefits of connecting people to nature: Louise Chawla, University of Colorado; Lauren Watkins, Impact by Design; and Sheila Williams-Ridge, University of Minnesota. 

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5/20/19
Designing for Therapeutic Care Farms

Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices to provide health, social
or educational care services for a range of groups of vulnerable people. This includes

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5/14/19
The Global Museum: natural history collections and the future of evolutionary biology and public education

Natural history museums are unique spaces for interdisciplinary research and for educational
innovation. Through extensive exhibits and public programming and by hosting rich

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5/2/19
Policy Considerations for STEAM Education

Limited funding for STEAM education can create barriers that hamper program
offerings, student participation, staffing, professional development, resources or

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5/1/19
Naming and Framing Issues for Deliberation: Resources

Issue guides provide the overall framework for the deliberative discussion and help forum participants focus on alternative courses of action.

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3/25/19

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