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New Framework to Guide K-12 Science Education Calls for Shift in the Way Science is Taught in U.S.

7/28/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

The new Framework for K-12 Science Standards recently introduced by Dr. Helen Quinn, theoretical physicist at Stanford University and Chair woman for the National Research Council, was not only highly anticipated, but a breath of fresh air. Written 15 years …

A Student-Led Recycling Initiative

7/25/2011 // By Jennifer Murck

Recently I had the opportunity to meet Paige Dedrick, a student at Nichols School in Buffalo, New York.  She introduced me to the Plasti-Gone Initiative, a student led project she founded with several of her classmates which aims at encouraging schools and business across the …

Eat this dandelion. (flickr | Michael Kappel)

Touching, Smelling and Tasting Nature in North Carolina

7/21/2011 // By Max Greenberg

If you’re like me—and the rules of blogging dictate that I must assume you are—you hear ‘Davidson’ and think of former Davidson College great Stephen Curry, a 2008-09 consensus first-team All-American and current Golden State Warrior (If you’re really, really …

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Bi-Partisanship Hits Capitol Hill – Thanks to Environmental Education!

7/14/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

  Today the bi-partisan No Child Left Inside Act (NCLI) (S.1372 and H.R. 2547) was introduced by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD).  The NCLI Act will provide states with incentives to create environmental …

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The Foundation for Environmental Education: a Diverse, Flexible Family Meets in London

7/6/2011 // By Laura Hickey

This past weekend, I was in London for the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) consultative meeting. FEE operates five programs worldwide:  Eco-Schools, Blue Flag, Green Key, Young Reporters for the Environment, and Learning About Forests (LEAF). The FEE gathering was …

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Environmental Education is the Key to U.S. Students’ Success!

6/28/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

  Last week must have been a slow news week for the right wing media,  as the new Maryland state environmental education graduation requirement was placed on their “most wanted” media hit list alongside the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign; which …

Boston Latin School's Green Flag (Photo: Curtis Fisher)

Partying Under a Green Flag at Boston Latin

6/10/2011 // By Liz Soper

Wow, what a day in Boston, MA!  On Thursday, June 9th, I had the privilege of awarding the Boston Latin School (BLS) with the Eco-Schools USA Green Flag Award! And what a celebration it was…BLS is the recipient of the …

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Eco-Schools: A Tale of Three Countries

6/6/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

    The global dimensions pathway guides students to make connections to the global community, to learn about and respect the cultures and environmental issues facing countries around the world.  It is so easy for those of us in the …

Coal by-products not regulated by the CAA (photo via Seth Anderson, Flickr)

Challenging Coal Curricula That Keep Children in the Dark

5/12/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

A newly-released school lesson plan series on energy tells children about the advantages of coal-burning for electricity but offers our kids an industry-biased view and, sadly, omits some of the most critical parts of the story. UPDATE! On May 16, …

American Teens’ Knowledge of Climate Change

5/9/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

In a recent national study by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication researchers investigated American teen middle and high school students knowledge of how the climate system works, and the causes, impacts, and solutions to global warming.   Using a …

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