Monthly Archives: November 2015

Learning to Hear

There is a 3-day training that begins this morning, another step forward along the path that the PWI is taking to build participation and inclusion among our members. “Group Facilitation: Putting Participatory Values Into Practice,” is set up as training … Continue reading

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First See

“A scientist must be absolutely like a child. If he sees a thing, he must say that he sees it, whether it was what he thought he was going to see or not. See first, think later, then test. But … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Opportunity

The Forests Community of Interest (FCOI) is looking for its first Coordinator as we head into year 2. The Coordinator positions are critically important to the success of their COIs, as well as to the ongoing growth and achievements of … Continue reading

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A Turn at the Wheel

There is not much time left. If you’re a member of the EECOI and you are looking for a way to advance the Environmental Education collaborative, the mission of the PWI and your own connectedness to the process, the Steering … Continue reading

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STEM Teaching Tools: Engaging Learners in Authentic Science Practices Outside the Classroom

The University of Washington Institute for Science and Math Education has an amazing website called STEM Teaching Tools. The Tools include an ever expanding set of Practice Briefs for assisting teachers, schools, administrators, and other entities in conquering issues that … Continue reading

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Spreading the Word

I had the chance earlier this week to get an article out in Canoe & Kayak magazine about the idea of watersheds. The idea that, amid all the lines and squiggles on any map, the most important lines are the … Continue reading

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Today’s Reading

On one of the pages of of the Washington State Environmental and Sustainability Literacy Plan, there is a sidebar that contains some helpful guidelines that are useful when setting up any kind of environmental learning experience. The “Criteria for the … Continue reading

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Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

If you have never read Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, you should add it to your winter reading list now. This bestseller describes the unfortunate lack of nature-based experiences our current tech savvy youth experience. The book provides: … Continue reading

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Thank You!

Applications for the 2016 EECOI Coordinator position have been collected and are currently being reviewed. The response was excellent, applicants with diverse backgrounds and a deep level of commitment to environmental education. Thanks to all who applied and to everyone … Continue reading

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Rooting for the Home Team

I went on a 3rd and 4th grade field trip on Friday with students who have been learning about the life cycle of salmon and who were intensely looking forward to actually seeing real fish returning to a local creek. … Continue reading

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