Earthing, anyone?

Earthing, anyone?.

Natural Resources Research Institute a valuable regional resource

Project Learning Tree Needs YOU!

Go Green Youth Challenge

One of the challenges of any outdoor/environmental education program is the constant pressure to adapt to current school curricula standards.  After all, if educators do not feel like the material will fit in with what they are required to teach their students, why would they want to use it?  So it is up to those of us on the more environmental side to keep up as best we can to provide engaging, easy-to-use, accessible, low cost options for incorporating important environmental topics into the classroom setting.

But we can’t always do this alone.  Project Learning Tree, one of the most widely known and used environmental education programs in the country, is looking to update its K-8 curricula to more thoroughly incorporate the increased need for STEM education (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  They are seeking the input of educators who have used their current Activity Guide to…

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Essential skills – Children can code before they read?

For Kids & parents

Just found an interesting website ” Scratch

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

Read more below links:
http://scratch.mit.edu/about/
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21929275.800#.UfwPP6Ao7IU

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