Monthly Archives: June 2016

Time to Go Outside

“The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes … Continue reading

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Thinking Like a Watershed

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Aristotle Summer, around these parts, usually doesn’t start until the 5th of July, or at least that’s how it usually seems. Even with the warm weather and blue … Continue reading

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An Invitation

On June 28th, the EECOI is holding our Third Quarter General Meeting from 4-7pm at Centro Latino. If you have thoughts about Year 3 programs and funding possibilities, you should plan on attending… it’s not going to be the only … Continue reading

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July on the Foss

There was a time, not all that long ago, when you wouldn’t have even thought of going to Tacoma’s Foss Waterway if you didn’t have to. A Superfund site, thick with decades of pollution, the Foss was hardly the jewel … Continue reading

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The Clock is Ticking

Even though summer is just beginning, it’s high time to start thinking about next year, especially if you’re thinking about putting a proposal together as part of the EECOI’s Year 3 funding request. Think sustainable programs, with the emphasis on … Continue reading

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Changing Pace

Although the weather forecast for the next 5 days or so makes it seem like Juneuary, summer is right around the corner. For teachers and students, the last week of school is probably this one, and right behind that are … Continue reading

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On the Water

The Tacoma Nature Center, located on Snake Lake, is an EECOI member and an amazing place that gives area residents of all ages the opportunity to get up close to nature. It’s an oasis of wilderness right there in the … Continue reading

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FREE Local NGSS Workshop: Digging into the NGSS EQuIP Rubric

The South Sound LASER Alliance (a collaborative group of local school districts) has a FREE event for teachers, curriculum directors, and administrators on the use of the New (not currently available) version of the NGSS EQuIP Rubric. The NGSS EQuIP … Continue reading

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