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Earthwalks: an alternative nature experience, a new book by Steve Van Matre and The Institute for Earth Education, provides details for leaders on what an Earthwalk aims to accomplish, how to prepare for a successful Earthwalk experience and lots of leadership guidelines and tips on for those leading these walks. If you are looking for a way to build a sense a place without the usual "follow me, gather round" approach, check out this book.

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Carolyn Finney describes the history of the environmental movement and the part race, representation, and rhetoric play. Media and policies tend to make outdoor activity and spaces seem like white people are the only ones recreating. She shares example after example of African Americans’ historical and current connection to the outdoors.

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This guide supports and expands the planting and use of school gardens and greenhouses, farm to school activities, and the integration of plant science in the curriculum. The manual lays out a basic understanding of greenhouses, how to integrate greenhouses into lessons, and how to use greenhouses in classroom curricula and after-school activities.

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This guide was created to be a resource for teachers and farmers to support Farm-to-School programming throughout Vermont and beyond. The guide provides a collection of creative, standards-based lessons for teachers of students K-8 who want to integrate hands-on learning into their school curriculum.

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This resource helps K-12 educators teach about marine debris and involve their students in research and outreach. Students can conduct marine debris surveys, enter their data into a national database, analyze monitoring results, and become involved in marine debris stewardship within their communities.

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This booklet presents key messages for action, summarized from a set of chapters on different environmental health issues, available at www.who.int/ceh/publications/healthyenvironmentsforhealthychildren. The work is a result of an on-going partnership between WHO, UNEP and UNICEF in the area of children’s environmental health, and seeks to update the 2002 joint publication “Children in the New Millennium: Environmental Impact on Health."

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IJECEE, Volume 7, Number 2
IJECEE, Volume 7, Number 2
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A peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education for global readership and action, The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) publishes scholarly written works pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). Articles include book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives—all anonymously and expertly peer-reviewed.

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UNC Press announces the publication of Thirty Great North Carolina Science Adventures: From Underground Wonderlands to Islands in the Sky and Everything in Between, edited by April C. Smith. Because of your interest in the subject, the author suggested that we contact you personally. For more information on exam copies and how to purchase, see below.

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Join Delfina the dolphin as she imagines that she becomes other sea animals: a fish, a sea turtle, a pelican, an octopus, a shark, even a manatee! The incredible morphing illustrations will have children laughing as they learn about the real differences between these ocean animals and their respective classes.

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