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Farm School NYC Seeds Local Urban Food System | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces | Urban Gardens

Farm School NYC Seeds Local Urban Food System | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces | Urban Gardens | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Linking you to the freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for the stylish urban garden.

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ManureTea Since 1924's curator insight, January 30, 2013 5:01 AM

Within New York City’s approximately 305 square mile radius and amid its vast stretches of concrete and high rises, there is a school without borders whose mission is to cultivate modern day urban farmers who will become the future leaders of their city’s food justice movement.

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Activist Post: Green Schools – Rethinking Our Approach to Schooling

Activist Post: Green Schools – Rethinking Our Approach to Schooling | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Schools around the world are starting to integrate more 'green' skills and sustainable practices to teach children how to live in balance with the earth. For example, Waldorf Schools, a popular alternative to public schools, often ...

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2013 Environmental Education websites – Top 10

2013 Environmental Education websites – Top 10 | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
There are a variety of great environmental education and recycling websites where you students can learn more about a sustainable future while having fun. Wondering where to find these websites? Here's a look at 10 of the ...

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Maria Loughran's curator insight, October 25, 2013 8:18 AM

Early environmental education is crucial for the future of our planet!

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Earth-Day Resources: For a Better World

Earth-Day Resources: For a Better World | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
For A Better World Multi-Cultural Blog A multicultural effort on showing how the world could become better. This world that we live in is divided into different continents and countries.

 

We still can make it as a better world, by finding areas of common interest among ourselves as humans, as well as sharing our knowledge about what could be done for a better world.


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Earth Day 2013: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists and Classroom Ideas

Earth Day 2013: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists and Classroom Ideas | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Earth Day 2013 is right around the corner. Are you planning on incorporating the annual event in your classroom?

 

There are many different learning opportunities on Earth Day, whether it's science-based investigations or researching the environment. To help, we've compiled a list of resources that teachers can use to bring Earth Day to students. The first is a great American Experience Documentary from PBS, which examining our country's eco-activism past, and we've also highlighted great Earth Day lesson plans, recommended reading lists, and ideas for classroom activities.

 


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Ecological Footprint Quiz | Earth Day

Ecological Footprint Quiz | Earth Day | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
What is your impact on the planet? Find out using Earth Day Network's free ecological footprint calculator. Then learn what you can do to help our earth!

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Create a virtual community garden

Create a virtual community garden | Connected Teens | Scoop.it

Just in time for Earth Day, this free app enables gardeners to create a kitchen garden or orchard with the correct number of plants necessary to feed a household. Users can also use the app to share the garden and any excess production over the Internet, creating a virtual community garden.


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Apps For Earth Day: iPad/iPhone Apps AppList

Apps For Earth Day: iPad/iPhone Apps AppList | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
To know Earth is to love Earth. But efforts to secure our planet

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Using the Internet and Social Media to Enhance Social-Emotional Learning

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"The news media is filled with horror stories about young people and the Internet, but what is often overlooked and not reported are the benefits that technology, the Internet, and Social media have in building and enhancing social-emotional skills."


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Randy Nichols's curator insight, February 26, 2013 10:51 AM

As a complement to reading Nicholas Carr?

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This is an advancement as previous websites of the 1.0 have not helped benefit young people.

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ECO classrooms: teaching environmental literacy in schools (infographic) - EdTech Times

ECO classrooms: teaching environmental literacy in schools (infographic) - EdTech Times | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
ECO classrooms: teaching environmental literacy in schools (infographic) http://t.co/5QL7AJbD #edtech #education

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Sam Hollings's curator insight, March 25, 2013 5:37 AM

This site explores through an infographic (plus links to supporting evidence) as to how Environmental Literacy is being taught in schools. Also includes some good teaching resources in 'being eco'

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Reuse, Reduce and Relocate: minimize your environmental impact... [Infographic]

Reuse, Reduce and Relocate: minimize your environmental impact... [Infographic] | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Although 'moving season' — mid-May through mid-Sept. — is behind us, the folks at MyMove.com have some thoughts on how to haul all of your worldly possessions from points A to B with minimal eco-impact.

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Recycled Paper Wallets

Recycled Paper Wallets | Connected Teens | Scoop.it

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Craftworks Cambodia's curator insight, February 2, 2013 6:06 AM

Fair trade Cambodia.

Recycled Paper Man Wallet, handmade ethically by Home Based Workers who are living with HIV/AIDS. www.craftworkscambodia.com
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Handmade from recycled paper these wallets are stylish, ecofriendly and fairlytraded. Cant get better than that!

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CristinaSkyBox: Activities for Raising Cross-Cultural Awareness

CristinaSkyBox: Activities for Raising Cross-Cultural Awareness | Connected Teens | Scoop.it

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Growing Children 5: Top tips for School Gardening activities

Growing Children 5:  Top tips for School Gardening activities | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
My previous posts in this series have covered the process of getting a School gardening project going, designing and constructing your plot and developing it into a valuable part of the school and ...

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This is a great idea, not only will they'll be learning to grow healthy food. They will also get outside.
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Team Wild | Games| Education | ARKive

Team Wild | Games| Education | ARKive | Connected Teens | Scoop.it

Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! Your mission: to protect and conserve the planet’s species and habitats from destruction. Are you ready for the challenge?


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Education key to conservation

ON A recent snare-hunt in Bluewater Bay's Aloe Nature Reserve, the hunters found a blue duiker, trapped and dead, strangled in a wire noose. These beautiful little animals used to be abundant in the Aloe, Flamingo and ...

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Earth Day - from Education.com [Pinterest]

Earth Day - from Education.com [Pinterest] | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Follow us for ideas and inspiration to make learning fun. Education.Com utilise Pinterest, un tableau virtuel permettant de regrouper et de partager tout ce que vous aimez.

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Why We're Celebrating Endangered Foods for Earth Day

Why We're Celebrating Endangered Foods for Earth Day | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Climate change isn't just this storm gathering way down the road, it's here and it's affecting some of our favorite foods.

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Students, environmental groups host mock oil spill to raise awareness

For Earth Day and the 3rd anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon spill, Mason students teamed up with environmental organizations to demonstrate the harmful effects oil spills have on marine life throug...

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A pledge to Take ACTION on Earth Day (Apr 22) Protect the Ecuadorian Amazon from Big Oil

A pledge to Take ACTION on Earth Day (Apr 22) Protect the Ecuadorian Amazon from Big Oil | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Pledge to join us on Monday, April 22nd –  Earth Day – in a coordinated Twitter and Facebook event to tell the government of Ecuador that the  Amazon is NOT for sale .

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21st-Century Projects Inspire Global Citizenship Plus Creativity

21st-Century Projects Inspire Global Citizenship Plus Creativity | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
This is the second in a special Edutopia blog series about developing 21st century skills through project-based learning. In the first post, "Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity!

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No end to authentic opportunities to engage learners in action inquiry.

 

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How to get free seeds for your first garden

How to get free seeds for your first garden | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Join the grow your own movement by following these simple tips for finding seeds.

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Ron Wolford's curator insight, February 20, 2013 5:51 AM

Ramon Gonzalez: Mother Nature Network

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Global Competence: Prepare Youth to Engage with the World

Global Competence: Prepare Youth to Engage with the World | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Global competence is a crucial upgrade if our education system is to prepare the next generation for the knowledge economy. But what does it entail? (Get a free copy of the new book here.)

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School Gardens are for Everyone

School Gardens are for Everyone | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Designing accessible school garden beds

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Ron Wolford's curator insight, February 8, 2013 8:40 PM

kidsgardening.org

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Gardening with Kids: Discover the Magic


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