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This article discusses the establishment of Shippensburg University's Burd Run Interdisciplinary Watershed Research Laboratory and the advantages of linking disciplinary perspectives across courses in geology, geography, biology, and teacher education. The laboratory provides an easily adaptable conceptual model for improving environmental science education at teaching-oriented institutions nationwide. ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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This article provides a brief overview of the GLOBE Program and describes its benefits to scientists, teachers, and students. The program itself is designed to use environmental research as a means to improve student achievement in basic science, mathematics, geography, and use of technology. Linking of students and scientists as collaborators is seen as a fundamental part of the process. GLOBE trains ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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NOTE: This is a large file, 7.6 mb in size! The University of Washington, Tacoma (UWT) serves a large nontraditional student population. This article describes how nontraditional student learning in environmental sciences is especially enriched by access to unique hands-on field experiences that foster a sense of scientific ownership. The environmental science curriculum at UWT is based on an experiential ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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The Organizational Assessment Tool (OAT) was written to promote learning and growth within environmental education (EE) organizations and was designed specifically to assist EE practitioners and supporters in their efforts to build local, state, and national capacity for EE. The OAT addresses leadership throughout all major areas of an organization and concludes by identifying significant leadership ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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KinderNature was created to help preschool teachers, child care staff, and parents in learning, developing, and implementing a well-balanced environmental education (EE) preschool program. Materials available here include an extensive selection of activities for younger children; links to information on child development, cognitive development, multiple intelligences and learning styles; educational ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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This is the executive summary from a publication entitled Excellence in Environmental Education - Guidelines for Learning (Pre K-12). This set of guidelines was developed to set a standard for high-quality environmental education in schools across the country, based on what an environmentally literate person should know and be able to do. The Executive Summary and Self Assessment Tool is organized ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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This report summarizes the results of the SRI, Inc. evaluation of classroom practices for the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program. For the past two years, SRI's evaluations have focused on providing data to help this international science and education program refine its partnership approach to teacher training and support. In the Year 5 evaluation, they have ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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This report provides the results of an evaluation of the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program. Through the evaluation, the authors identify the elements of teacher practice and goals, GLOBE partner support, and local assistance (community, district and school) that facilitate integration of GLOBE into the local curriculum, support student science inquiry and ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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A major problem for large-enrollment, introductory college courses in natural resources and life sciences is poor attendance. To ameliorate this problem, the authors of this article designed a hybrid course (part online, part face-to-face) to incorporate the advantages of online learning while retaining benefits of face-to-face instruction. They taught a hybrid introductory college science course ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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The objective of this article is to describe how faculty members in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University have begun making the transition from teaching-centered to learning-centered classrooms. Specifically, it outlines the coordinated approach that has been taken to incorporating active and collaborative learning strategies in a group of six integrated ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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