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Strategy Share: Environmental Stewardship Through Field-Guide Drawing

While on an expedition in southeast Alaska, I had the privilege of sharing the ship with several young naturalists. These enthusiastic participants in our expedition, ages 6-13, were especially passionate about identifying wildlife. I worked with them to observe, draw, and classify plankton captured with a small trawl net on one of our stops. In my own observations, I was also drawn to our shipboard Sibley’s Guide to Birds, an extraordinary resource for identifying various gulls, puffins, and other birds. Continue reading Strategy Share: Environmental Stewardship Through Field-Guide Drawing

Educator Spotlight: Examining Local Flora

Camile Clarke led her high school students on a study of how human activities affect forest biomes in the Caribbean. Students conducted a field experience around their school in central Jamaica to observe characteristics of the local soil and vegetation as well as map the human impact on the natural landscape. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Examining Local Flora

Educator Spotlight: Lessons from the Field

Beth Guzzetta, this week’s Educator of the Week, organizes international programs that emphasize field research as well as respect for other cultures and environments. Beth is a middle school math and science teacher and an international research educator at Allendale Columbia School in Rochester, New York. You seem to have a pretty unique role at your school. Can you tell me about it? I’m a classroom … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Lessons from the Field