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Tryon Creek and Sauvie Island; Different Contexts, Similar Results

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Educational Equity, Social Justice, Sustainability |

Similar to Celine’s recent post, students in my capstone “Outdoor and Environmental Education” had the opportunity to read and reflect on posts submitted by students in her “Hunger in the City” capstone on Sauvie Island. Both capstones engage elementary students on field trips into the great outdoors, but with different focal points. Despite the...

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Organic Education

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Educational Equity, Sustainability |

When one thinks of education it is most often conceived of as a linear progression and typically follows an all too economically driven logic, in which one goes to school, achieves good grades and lands a decent paying job.  Yet, education is a dynamic concept.  In today’s society, education unfortunately usually consists of solely hitting on key...

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The Value of Wonder

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Educational Equity, Sustainability |

Wonder is a beautiful thing.  Wonder opens the mind to new possibilities and perspectives.  Wonder invigorates the spirit. Wonder allows us to become more in touch with everything around us. -Socrates In my capstone, Outdoor and Environmental Education, I work with Capstone students to support them in becoming successful Nature Guides for the Friends of...

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