Category Archives: Environmental Education

Where Have All The Sharks Gone? A Teen Led Ecological Literacy Project

By JOE HARBER Joe Harber is the education programs director at the National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD and oversees programing and staff working with schools, teachers, and kids. Joe has been at the Aquarium for 13 years, and before that was … Continue reading

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Passion for Place in India

By DIANE SHINGLEDECKER From the Inside: Thoughts on Place-Based Education at a Community College This February I took part in a three-week international service trip to southern India. During my time in the Tamil Nadu region of India, I was … Continue reading

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Dismantling Neoliberal Education: A Lesson from the Zapatistas

By LEVI GAHMAN We thank Levi for sharing his work here with us. For those who care deeply about teaching from the context of place, through themes of sustainability and service, this piece contains a powerful narrative of the power … Continue reading

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Finding Our Roots as Educators

By KARY SCHUMPERT Do you remember when you first knew that you wanted to become a teacher? Was it a childhood dream? Or, did you discover your love of teaching and learning as an adult? What in your life inspired … Continue reading

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A Unique Opportunity for Los Angeles Area Educators

LA RiverLore is a highly innovative service-learning focused project for K-16 and community based educators. We’re connecting communities, students, and educators along the Los Angeles River. LA RiverLore is providing teachers in local schools the training, inspiration, collaboration, and connections … Continue reading

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The Path to Service is through Your Classroom

“The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.” ― John Dewey learn more l special rates l register online

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Special Registration Rates through March 3rd!

CWI’s 2017 Summer EAST and WEST Institutes on Service-Learning and Sustainability Join dedicated K-16 and community educators, from across the U.S. and beyond, for an intensive week of inspired curriculum and program design work.Service-learning creates academically connected opportunities for students … Continue reading

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Teaching Through a Social Lens

Join us this year for CWI’s acclaimed Summer EAST or WEST Institute. Spend an intensive and deeply rewarding week immersed in service-learning, sustainability, and place-based education, with inspired educators from across the U.S. and around the world. “I had the … Continue reading

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Why This Work Really Matters

By SARAH HAINES During my childhood, my family lived a short bike ride away from a small creek that was a tributary to a large river that eventually fed into the Chesapeake Bay. My brothers and I would join the … Continue reading

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A School District Commits to Civic Engagement

By STEVE ZEMELMAN In Oak Park, California, the entire school district has embraced civic and social action. Both educators and students are involved in a wide set of projects, most addressing environmental issues. Some of the efforts are service-oriented, while … Continue reading

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