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2008-07-15 15:00:28

By Lee Ross Mountain View Telegraph On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wildlife West Nature Park is transformed into a 122-acre classroom. Those are the days that Jim Smith, a science teacher at East Mountain High School, has volunteered to teach environmental science to 10 of the workers there. The workers are all students at East Mountain High and will receive credit for the course. They are being paid by a grant from the Youth Conservation Corps. The teenagers are learning about...

2008-07-07 18:00:31

By Bill Zlatos, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 6--These aren't your momma's Girl Scouts. This fall, the Girl Scouts will introduce a new look and focus on leadership. Don't worry, though. They're still selling the cookies. Girl Scout leaders are being trained to let older scouts take on more of a leadership role. The scouts will have more responsibility in running troops, choosing community service projects and destinations for trips, while the adults assist. The Girl...

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...

2008-06-30 18:03:00

By Journal Staff Report The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, Inc. is looking for women entrepreneurs of distinction to honor at the 2008 Hall of Fame event. In its fourth year, the event recognizes women for their accomplishments, achievements and contributions to their communities. Each year, a different professional category is honored. Women entrepreneurs will be recognized this year. Nominating packets are available at the council office and on the Web site, www. gs-nmtrails.org...

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,...

2007-12-29 03:00:21

By Rowland, Amy Abstract: In this article, the author explores the use of journaling in high school physical education classes. An assistant professor of health and physical education, the author seeks to assist high school instructors with preparing students for the demands of college, both physical and intellectual. The author gives specific instructions on how best to incorporate journaling into the high school curriculum so that students will painlessly increase their writing skills...

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...


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