Monthly Archives: May 2016

Why We’re Here

“I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and bird and beast. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life – but there was no one to tell me.” George Washington … Continue reading

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FREE Summer Workshop: Project SEARCH

Here is a great opportunity for secondary science teachers in the watershed to learn about and plan thoughtful partnerships with higher-education partners in the region. The hope is to get secondary science students out in the watershed conducting authentic and … Continue reading

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Pomp & Circumstance

It’s graduation time again, for those 5th graders/8th graders/High School Seniors/University Grads and all the rest. It’s that time of year when the old Dr. Suess chestnut, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” gets presented with tears of pride to those … Continue reading

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Reflections

A month or two ago, we presented a question about what makes up an environmentally educated community. Some excellent responses ensued, really good insights from others here in the EECOI that get to the goals of what we do on … Continue reading

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Coloring Outside the Lines

“If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” Ludwig Wittgenstein Ludwig’s point is apropos of nothing in particular, just the notion that it is good to question why we are doing things in a particular … Continue reading

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Memo from the Planning Department

Just a few things to put in the back of your mind as you look forward toward Year 3 and the possible proposals you might be thinking about… First, think of something new. “Innovation” is more than just a buzzword; … Continue reading

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The Case for Lifelong Learning

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Alvin Toffler When the talk turns to environmental education, it seems that the context is most often … Continue reading

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