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2008-07-14 15:00:27

By Penni Schaefer, The Meadville Tribune, Pa. Jul. 14--It really was a jungle out there! Or at least that was what Sarah Dippold discovered when she traveled to Costa Rica to help Green Valley School in Atenas establish ties with Allegheny College in order to expand the Creek Connections program. "The trip was a great experience for me be- cause it broadened the types of people and wildlife that I have worked with," said Dippold, a biology major at Allegheny. "I am fluent in Spanish,...

2008-07-12 15:00:15

By Barbara Greenberg, Commercial-News, Danville, Ill. Jul. 12--DANVILLE -- Endless opportunities await students, tourists and environmentalists with the construction of an Environmental Education and Interpretive Center at Kennekuk County Park. The Vermilion County Conservation District Foundation announced Friday the group's intention to pursue construction of an more than 32,000 square foot building north of the present White Oak Nature Center in Kennekuk. That building has been in...

2008-07-02 00:00:14

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 1--Less than one-third of students in Marin County schools are exposed to environmental education programs, according to a survey conducted by the Environmental Education Council of Marin released Tuesday. The council surveyed 59 elementary and middle public schools -- representing about 20,000 students. The survey consisted of written questions and in-person interviews. The results also showed that while some schools...

2008-07-01 09:00:16

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Catriona Glazebrook, J.D., M.S., R.M.A., Executive Director of EECOM, +1-415-785-3887, Catriona.macgregor@comcast.net FAIRFAX, Calif.,July 1/PRNewswire-USNewswire/--California public schools need to improve their environmental education curriculum according to a survey of fifty-nine public schools. The survey found that the majority of the K-8th schools assessed fell short in providing their students with education about the environment. The survey was...

2008-06-26 12:03:09

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Deborah Kirschner, +1-212-229-5667 ext 4310, kirschnd@newschool.edu, or Bridget Fisher, +1-212-229-5667 ext 3094, fisherb@newschool.edu, both of the New School NEW YORK, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The New School has announced that it is launching a groundbreaking new undergraduate degree program in Environmental Studies* that is amongst the first to bring together urban ecosystems and sustainable design: two areas of study that together constitute a new...

2008-06-25 06:00:00

By Emily Johns, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jun. 25--As Prior Lake-Savage Superintendent Tom Westerhaus packs his bags for his new job in River Falls, Wis., a locally based nonprofit has stepped forward to remind the community of one of his most enduring legacies. Rather than focus on the drama surrounding his departure, the Jeffers Foundation is highlighting something the district will nurture long after Westerhaus leaves: A commitment to environmental education. For the past three years,...

2008-06-24 02:29:45

MILWAUKEE, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The ingenious summer teen jobs program Johnson Controls started three years ago has grown from helping 40 City of Milwaukee students in 2006 to benefitting 322 diverse students in Milwaukee, Baltimore and Detroit over three years. The continued expansion of the Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) ensures more opportunities to connect young adults to their communities and the environment with support from local businesses. (Logo:...

2008-06-16 15:00:39

By Penni Schaefer, The Meadville Tribune, Pa. Jun. 16--It was a bunch of good clean fun both inside and outside of the classroom for six Crawford County teachers who participated in a recent workshop at the French Creek Outdoor Learning Center. Conducted by Judy Acker, the workshop at the center on Industrial Drive focused on ecology and environmental education. Teachers were also instructed in new ways to integrate math, literature and reading into science curriculum. The workshop...

2007-12-11 06:00:10

By Haney, Jodi J Wang, Jing; Keil, Chris; Zoffel, Jennifer ABSTRACT: The authors examined teachers' beliefs and classroom practices during a 2-year professional development program that required middle-school teachers to develop, implement, and revise problem-based, interdisciplinary curricula focusing on locally relevant environmental health issues. The results of the study indicate that over the course of the program, teachers' self- efficacy, beliefs about the classroom learning...

2007-06-27 06:00:44

By Edelson, Daniel C A compelling argument is made for incorporating environmental science into the high school core curriculum to improve students' perceptions of science while preparing them both for the use of science in their lives and for postsecondary education. Introduction With the dramatic growth of environmental science as an elective in high schools over the last decade, educators have the opportunity to realistically consider the possibility of incorporating environmental...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'