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The 3 R's in the Forest by HCTF Education

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
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Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and…
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Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and reproduction in all organisms cycles through the ecosystem and Earth processes. All life needs certain matter in order to stay alive. This includes nitrogen, phosphorus, and water; oxygen for many but not all animals; and carbon dioxide for plants, to name a few kinds of matter.
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Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Place-based Education
Environmental Education
Forest
Earth
Ecosystem
Ecology
Recycling
Decomposers
URLs
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_DetectiveSheet_CopyPage.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_GuidedImagery_CopyPage.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_Lesson.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Learning Standards
To understand, through guided visualization (part 1) and hands-on investigations (part 2), how matter cycles through an ecosystem. To gain an understanding of decomposition, a community of forest recyclers, and the critical role decomposers play in the food web and the cycling of matter.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Be a Biodiversity Detective!

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
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Students investigate biodiversity of wildlife in …
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Students investigate biodiversity of wildlife in their backyard (schoolyard) by selecting and mapping out areas they expect to be high in biodiversity in part one. Part two uses a larger area to make observations about the area by using “biodiversity clues.”
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Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Earth
Ecosystems
Ecology
Biodiversity
Food Webs
Species Diversity
URLs
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/BiodiversityDetective_Lesson.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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"Decomposition Mission" by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instrctors

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
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In this activity, students investigate the fascin…
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In this activity, students investigate the fascinating and complex process of decomposition and lay the foundation for deeper understanding of concepts related to matter and energy transfer in ecosystems. Through exploration and discussion, students go beyond simple definitions. Instead, students discover key characteristics of decomposition as they struggle with creating a sequence for decomposing wood and leaves. They learn the difference between physical decomposition and chemical decomposition and that many things contribute to decomposition, but certain organisms are classified as decomposers. They also search for and discuss evidence of decomposers, make model diagrams to further develop their ideas about the process of decomposition, and discuss decomposition and its role in the cycling of matter. Finally, students are challenged to recognize the evidence and impact of decomposition in the ecosystems they explore.
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Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Research
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
Environmental Education
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Ecology
Ecosystem
Decomposition
Forest
URLs
http://beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Decomposition-Mission.pdf
http://beetlesproject.org/resources/for-field-instructors/decomposition-mission/
Learning Standards
Students will: - Explore, observe, and compare samples of decomposing materials and use reasoning to determine the level of decomposition among them - Search for and classify decomposers (or evidence of them) as fungi, bacteria or invertebrates - Investigate and discuss decomposition as the process of breaking down dead organisms and their waste materials into smaller and simpler forms of matter - Create a model diagram for the process of decomposition - Discuss the role decomposers play in making matter available to living plants
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Designing a Resilient Community by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

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9
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
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A project-based learning activity in which studen…
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9
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Description
A project-based learning activity in which students assess their community's ability to respond to crises and develop ideas for making it more resilient. Students participate in project-based learning over several days as they assess their community's ability to respond to crises that threaten both natural and human systems. Then they develop ideas for redesigning their community to be more resilient.
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Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Careers
Leadership
Social Justice
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Research
Keywords
Environmental Education
Place-based Education
Experiential Education
Resilient Community
Climate Change
Project-based Learning
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/sites/default/files/uploads/shared_files/CEL_Designing_Resilient_Community.pdf
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/designing-resilient-community
Duration
50-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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En'owkin: What It Means to a Sustainable Community by Jeannette Armstrong

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Journal Article
Online Journal
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
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En'owkin, a word that comes from the high languag…
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Journal Article
Online Journal
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9
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
Description
En'owkin, a word that comes from the high language of the Okanagan people, provides a foundation for sustainable living. This is an article written by Jeannette Armstrong, teaching us about "What it Means to be a Sustainable Community."
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Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Sustainability
First Nations Perspectives
Place-based Education
Environmental Education
Aboriginal Ways of Knowing
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/article/enowkin-what-it-means-sustainable-community
Duration
60-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Exploring a Forest by HCTF Education

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
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Students explore a forest at designated stations,…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
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Students explore a forest at designated stations, using their vision and, blindfolded, their other senses. By engaging with the forest in a personal, multisensory activity, students will become more sensitive to the components of a forest, and hopefully, treat our landscapes with increased respect.
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Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Place-based Education
Environmental Education
Forest Studies
Earth
Ecosystems
Ecology
URLs
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ExploringAForest_Lesson.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
Learning Standards
Students will engage the senses to explore the characteristics of a forest.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Exploring the Great Bear Sea - Elementary Resources

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 17 days ago
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The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Elementary and S…
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The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Elementary and Secondary Curriculum Resources are based on the film The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future, by Green Fire Productions, and can be used to engage students on an inquiry-based, educational journey through the Great Bear Sea. The Great Bear Sea is a new name given to the North Coast of British Columbia (BC), an area that extends from Campbell River on Vancouver Island to the border of BC and Alaska. This region of British Columbia’s coast is one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world, has enormous cultural significance to the people who live here, and contains important resources for BC’s economy.
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Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Place-based Stories
Marine Conservation
Sustainable Resource Management
Traditional and Local Knowledge
Biodiversity
Marine Stewardship
Environmental Education
Outdoor Education
Experiential Science
URLs
http://greatbearsea.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Exploring-the-Great-Bear-Sea-Elementary-2017.pdf
http://greatbearsea.net
Learning Standards
All resources are connected to the revised BC curriculum and include lesson plans, supplementary resources and film clips to support classroom learning.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 29, 2018
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Forest Food Webs by HCTF Education

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
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Students use forest stores from their ecoprovince…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
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Students use forest stores from their ecoprovince to examine and define the elements of food chains and food webs including abiotic and biotic interactions. Students as ‘food chain roles’ participate in an string webbing activity that demonstrates how roles are inter-connected and the resilience of food webs to adapt to stresses.
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Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Earth
Ecosystems
Ecology
Food Webs
Food Chains
Environmental Education
Place-based Edcuation
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https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestFoodWebs_Lesson.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Learning Standards
The students will be able to: classify forest components into different ecological food web roles; and construct and describe food webs, including non-living aspects of a forest ecosystem.
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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"I Notice, I Wonder, It Reminds Me Of": Exploration Routine by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
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During the activity, students pick up a natural o…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
Description
During the activity, students pick up a natural object, such as a leaf, and make “I notice…” statements out loud with a partner, then share some of their observations with the group. They do the same with “I wonder…” questions, and with “It reminds me of…” connections. Then, students practice using these tools while exploring whatever they find interesting. This simple routine can help students get beyond seeing nature as a “green blur,” and lead them to never be bored in nature again.
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Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Research
Learning
Reflective practice
Keywords
Environmental Education
Experiential Education
Field Studies
Teaching Tools
Outdoor Education
Connecting to Nature
URLs
http://beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/I-Notice-I-Wonder-It-Reminds-Me-Of.pdf
Learning Standards
Students will: - Increase curiosity for and directly engage with aspects of the natural world. - Make observations, ask questions, and relate findings to past experiences. - Learn that descriptive observations are distinct from statements of opinion or identification.
Duration
15-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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"Jobs in a Biotic Community" by the Center for Ecoliteracy

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
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Students take a census of an outdoor site, and lo…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
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Students take a census of an outdoor site, and look for organisms that perform different “jobs” in the biotic community. A biotic (or natural) community is made up of the various organisms that live and interact with one another in a particular environment. As in a human community, its members have different roles and depend on each other for survival. In this activity, students examine a study area to find out what organisms live there and the ecological jobs or niches they fill.
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Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Environmental Education
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Community
Ecosystem
Biotic
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/.../CEL_Lesson_Jobs_in_a_Biotic_Community. pdf
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/downloadable-resource-jobs-biotic-community
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Kootenay Boundary Environmental Education Initiative Inspiration Handbook

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 17 days ago
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The KBEE has been working to find ways of enablin…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 17 days ago
Description
The KBEE has been working to find ways of enabling teachers to effectively use environmental/place-based education across their teaching practices in order to support students in developing the Core Competencies and achieving the Content, Curricular Competencies and Big Ideas in the Know-Do-Understand model articulated by the BC Ministry of Education, as well as to enhance their students' learning experiences both in and outside of their classrooms.
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Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Research
Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Keywords
Place-based Education
Place-conscious Learning
Experiential Education
Inquiry
URLs
http://kbee.ca/handbook/
Learning Standards
https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 29, 2018
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Nature Scene Investigators by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
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This activity sets an exciting tone of exploratio…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
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This activity sets an exciting tone of exploration and discovery, encouraging an inquiry mindset in students that helps establish a community of curious, active learners. Students gain tools to explore the natural world—and are inspired to discover and attempt to explain the abundant nature mysteries that surround us. NSI works well at the start of a field experience, to get students excited about nature mysteries.
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Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Research
Learning
Keywords
Environmental Education
Experiential Education
Outdoor Education
Ecosystem
Place-based Education
Connecting to Nature
Inquiry
URLs
http://beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/NSI-Nature-Scene-Investigators-2.pdf
http://beetlesproject.org/resources/for-field-instructors/nsi-nature-scene-investigators-2/
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Starting with Soil by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
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With animation, interactivity, and sound effects,…
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With animation, interactivity, and sound effects, Starting with Soil demonstrates how plants and animals cooperate to make the soil we need to grow healthy food. Kids learn that soil starts with bare rock and discover how long it takes nature to make one inch of topsoil. (Spoiler alert: it takes 500 years!) Different chapters convey the importance of pollinators and the critical roles animals, the weather, microorganisms, and cover crops play in organic farming. Designed for students ages 7-9, Starting with Soil allows users to plant seeds, build a compost pile, drag a microscope over different organisms in soil to get a better look, and view the symbiosis at work when corn, beans, and squash are planted together.
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Revised Curriculum
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Soil Science
Environmental Education
Ecosystem
Place-based Education
Growing Food
Gardens
Compost
Pollinators
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/starting-soil
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Understanding Food and Climate Change: An interactive guide by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

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Understanding Food and Climate Change: An Interac…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
Description
Understanding Food and Climate Change: An Interactive Guide uses video, photography, text, and interactive experiences to help educators, students, and advocates learn how food and climate systems interact and how personal choices can make a difference. Ideal for grades 6–12 and general audiences, for Social Studies themes, the guide offers activities for student research and resources for further investigation. The guide is also designed to support self-guided and independent study, and is a boon for advocates seeking hopeful strategies and creative responses. Available as a free iBook for Mac and iPad users.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Health and PE
Science
Biology
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Research
Curriculum
Learning
Reflective practice
Keywords
Climate Change
Food
Climate Systems
Place-based Education
Environmental Education
Ecoliteracy
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/understanding-food-and-climate-change-interactive-guide
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems Perspective by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
Description
Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems …
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11
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Adult
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 16 days ago
Description
Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems Perspective explores the links between food systems and our changing climate with an emphasis on systems thinking. A systems approach helps to illuminate how seemingly disconnected phenomena are often dynamically linked and can be understood best when viewed in a larger context. This collection of essays contains an extensive bibliography that provides resources for further investigation. Available as a free iBook for Mac and iPad users.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Research
Curriculum
Learning
Reflective practice
Keywords
Ecoliteracy
Climate Change
Systems Perspective
Food Systems
Environmental Education
Sustainabilty
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/understanding-food-and-climate-change-systems-perspective
Duration
60-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018

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