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Health of oceans 'declining fast'

Health of oceans 'declining fast' | Environmental Education | Scoop.it
The health of the world’s oceans is deteriorating even faster than scientists previously thought, a report says.
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How are you using current events in your classroom? Take a look a this article about the health of the oceans and help your students examine scientific fact and author bias. 

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Green Ribbon Schools in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin celebrates 4 Green Ribbon Schools and 1 School District Sustainability Award honorees. Start planning now for your 2014 application! 

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Wisconsin has 5 Green Ribbon Honorees out of 78 nationwide. Read more about their accomplishments. 

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Social Media for Teachers INFOGRAPHIC

Social Media for Teachers INFOGRAPHIC | Environmental Education | Scoop.it

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Examines four popular social media tools of value to educators:  YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest

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I like this infographic of how and why to use social media as an educator.

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Interesting statistics! 

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Rebuilding Together And Lowe's Build A Healthy Neighborhood For Philadelphia - MarketWatch (press release)

Rebuilding Together And Lowe's Build A Healthy Neighborhood For PhiladelphiaMarketWatch (press release)The volunteers will also participate in community clean-up and the installation of a new playground at the Overbrook Environmental Education...
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Inquiry: Letting Kids Wonder : CLEARING: A Resource Journal of ...

Inquiry: Letting Kids Wonder : CLEARING: A Resource Journal of ... | Environmental Education | Scoop.it
Learn the secrets of successful environmental education programs! Read the ... But as I researched ways to incorporate inquiry into environmental education for my “Trends in EE” class, I discovered that I still had a lot to learn.
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Funding Fun: Summer 2012 Environmental Education Grants » Bay ...

Funding Fun: Summer 2012 Environmental Education Grants » Bay ... | Environmental Education | Scoop.it
As this school year winds down, deadlines to support end-of-year projects and environmental education activities for the next school year are coming up! With classes to teach, final grades due soon, and classrooms to ...
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AASHE Sustainability Review: Green-Job Training 'Skyrocketed' in 2011 - Environmental Leader

AASHE Sustainability Review: Green-Job Training 'Skyrocketed' in 2011 - Environmental Leader | Environmental Education | Scoop.it
Environmental LeaderAASHE Sustainability Review: Green-Job Training 'Skyrocketed' in 2011Environmental LeaderNearly 60 percent of all new higher-education programs or training opportunities in 2011 focused on renewable energy and green careers,...
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Experts & NewBIEs | Bloggers on Project Based Learning: How can you use Web 2.0 to enhance your projects?

Experts & NewBIEs | Bloggers on Project Based Learning: How can you use Web 2.0 to enhance your projects? | Environmental Education | Scoop.it
This is a blog dealing with PBL. It has some great tools to use.
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Air pollution 'will become bigger global killer than dirty water'

Air pollution 'will become bigger global killer than dirty water' | Environmental Education | Scoop.it
OECD report says pollution will become biggest cause of premature death, killing an estimated 3.6 million people a year by 2050 (Air pollution 'will become bigger global killer than dirty water' http://t.co/SWgJJSfn...
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Sustainability Improves Student Learning

Sustainability Improves Student Learning | Environmental Education | Scoop.it
SISL is a select group of academic associations/disciplinary societies working together to increase students' learning in undergraduate courses, and better prepare students for the 21st-century "Big Questions" that relate to real-world challenges...
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Are you looking for ways to connect sustainability at the high school and college level? Check out this resource from Carleton College. 

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Wisconsin wildfire 95 percent contained, fire line is holding | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

Wisconsin wildfire 95 percent contained, fire line is holding | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota | Environmental Education | Scoop.it
UPDATE: The wildfire that swept across some 9,000 acres mostly in southeastern Douglas County is 95 percent contained this afternoon — but not before it destroyed 47 structures, including 17 homes and cabins.
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How do you teach about wildfires in your classroom? Read this current event article and then check out this lesson guide on teaching about wildland fires: http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/leaf/Pages/LEAF-K-12-Wildland-Fire-Guide.aspx

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The Importance of Green Schools [Infographic]

The Importance of Green Schools [Infographic] | Environmental Education | Scoop.it
Has your school or school district considered going green? With budgets slashed across the board and many schools desperately fighting just to keep their doors open, it seems the push to make schools greener may have gotten lost in the red tape shuffle.

But as the US Green Building Council reminds us, greener schools are healthier schools that save in the long run on everything from sick days to energy costs. This neat infographic shows it nicely. There are 700 MILLION kids nationwide entering our schools everyday. And that figure does not even take into account all of the teachers, administrators, and school staff that walk the halls every day.

With 25 percent of the American population spending the better part of their day in a school, isn't it worth it in terms of health and cost savings to make sure that those schools are toxin-free and energy efficient?

 

Check out this infographic from the US Green Building Council for more details, statistics and facts related to green schools...


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Environmental school's 'green' record enviable - Tbo.com

Environmental school's 'green' record enviable - Tbo.com | Environmental Education | Scoop.it
Environmental school's 'green' record enviableTbo.comThe charter school on Hanna Road, which follows an environmental curriculum, recently was named a Green Ribbon school by the US Department of Education.
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Toyota's Million Dollar Donation Enhances Environmental Education - Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Toyota's Million Dollar Donation Enhances Environmental Education - Great Smoky Mountains National Park | Environmental Education | Scoop.it
Toyota's Million Dollar Donation Enhances Environmental Education (Toyota's Million Dollar Donation Enhances Environmental Education - Great Smoky Mountains National P http://t.co/wysoleGl...)...
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US Chamber recognizes local sustainability - River Falls Journal

US Chamber recognizes local sustainability - River Falls Journal | Environmental Education | Scoop.it
US Chamber recognizes local sustainabilityRiver Falls JournalThree representatives from River Falls sat among other finalists during the Siemens Sustainable Community Awards presentation made at the April 16-18 US Chamber of Commerce Business Civic...
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Why do Green Schools Matter? Part 1

Why do Green Schools Matter? Part 1 | Environmental Education | Scoop.it
Last week, I had the opportunity to tour one of my firm’s recently completed school projects, London Middle School, with Eric Steva, the project architect for SHP, some representatives for the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) and Rachel...
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What Is Project Based Learning?

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This playlist will help you understand what is Project Based Learning - PBL. Strong support communities included in this playlist. Feel free to add your own resources. (What is PBL?

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Salt-tolerant wheat a breakthrough for better yields - SciDev.Net

Salt-tolerant wheat a breakthrough for better yields - SciDev.Net | Environmental Education | Scoop.it
Australian scientists have carried out field trials of salt-tolerant durum wheat, boosting yields by 25 per cent.
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