Working Hands On With the Environment

Taking the classroom outdoors makes it possible for students to learn by working hands on with the environment.  Testing the waterways in a given area will show students much about the impact of changes in the environment.  But science and nature are not the only...

Taking the Classroom Outdoors and In the Creek

Some novice scientists in elementary school are taking the classroom outdoors and in the creek.  Fourth and fifth grade students have work to do, studying the water in a creek behind their school and learning about the creek and area watershed. The students,...

How To Create A Caring Environment In The Classroom

Two elementary schools in Minnesota are working to create a culture of caring through the Responsive Classroom method, which focuses on interactions among teachers and students, and students and their peers. Students begin the day by greeting each other and their...

How To Get In Tune With Eco-Friendly Living

“It’s entertainment with a eco-friendly conscience,” says Steve Linder, creator of Vocal Trash; a diverse blend of environmental performers who have been engaging audiences across the U.S. for over a decade. The musical aspects of this exciting, high-energy troupe...