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Building a Greenhouse with Other People’s Garbage

By. David Ropa, 7th grade science teacher at Spring Harbor Environmental Magnet Middle School (Madison, Wisconsin)   This Earth Day marks the one year anniversary of the grand opening of the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Greenhouse at Spring Harbor. The...

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A Teacher’s Most Powerful Tool

By. Joe Ludes, Instructional Coach, REAL School Gardens   I still remember the day I learned that the outdoors was a powerful teaching tool. I had been working in a high-poverty school for several years. It was usually very rewarding, but often incredibly...

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Seed to Table: Cultivating Sustainability Natives

By. Paul Hudak, Director of the Seed to Table Program at MUSE School (Calabasas, California)   Nestled in the San Fernando Valley surrounded by the Santa Monica Mountains, MUSE is a K-12 passion-based learning school that teaches “garden class" a bit different...

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Bees at School!?

By. Brad James, Devon Rowley, and Scott Offord, Beepods   Keeping honey bees at school is very possible. Kip Jacobs shares his story of how he worked with Beepods to install a beekeeping system at his school and, as a result, has increased opportunities for...

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Best Practices for School Gardens

By. Mary Dudley   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #109, Spring 2016. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at www.greenteacher.com.   Mary Dudley will be presenting a webinar, Best Practices for School Gardens, for Green...

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Green Schools National Network’s newsletter, GreenNotes, focuses on one overarching topic per month. We will consider articles for the month that best matches the topic. Have a question about an upcoming theme? Contact [email protected]   We...

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A Win-Win-Win Project for Students in Wisconsin

By. Skylar L. Primm, Advisor/Lead Teacher at High Marq Environmental Charter School   A Midwestern analog to the Pacific Crest and Appalachian Trails, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail winds through Wisconsin, roughly tracing the 1,000-mile edge of the last major...

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Teaching Climate Change Education in an Uncertain World

I have had many mentors in my career as an educator, one of them being none other than David Sobel. Years ago, David wrote an enlightening article on ecophobia where he discussed, among other things, the importance for educators to be sensitive to the developmental...

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Teaching Climate Change in a Public School Setting

By. Gina Smith and Tera Fieri, Marathon Venture Academy (Marathon City, WI)   Marathon Venture Academy (MVA) is a rural, public charter school in Marathon City, Wisconsin. It is an EL Education school that offers students the opportunity to experience nine,...

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Simple Experiments, Complex Conclusions

By. Shakira Provasoli, K-5 Environmental Science Teacher   “What is a small environmental problem to solve at school?” I will ask my elementary students at the start of the school year. “Climate change!” many eagerly respond, ready to save the world. Although I...

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