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Beyond the classroom—expedition-style learning

Nov 8, 2019 |


| by Lindsay Taulbee

How educational travel benefits your students “We cannot fully understand our own environment until we have had the opportunity to experience the diversity of environments around the world.” -Dr. Tina Cartwright, Climatologist and educator, Marshall University...

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Educator Resources: Abrupt Climate Change Lesson Plan

Educators have new information and tools to engage students in understanding climate change and its effects. This past week scientists reported that in 2016 Earth experienced its warmest year on the historical record and the third consecutive record-breaking year. “The pattern is very clear,’’ ...

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Don't Leave Money on the Table: Tips for Funding Professional Development

Whether you teach university-level anthropology or seventh grade science, professional development is critical for staying up-to-date on the latest developments, research, and skills in your field, and for knowing how to incorporate this information into your classroom.  However, finding the ...

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Cuba Charter Dates Now Available for Group Travel

Cuba is unlike any other destination for its learning opportunities across many facets ­- from nature and birding to arts, culture, and economics. ...

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Educator Resources: Health and Biodiversity Lesson Plan

Educators can point to rainforests as an ideal labratory for studying Biodiversity. The large number of species present in an ecosystem, the genetic diversity within those species and the diversity of different ecosystems across larger regions also is important.  This lesson plan from Science ...

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University of Virginia Course Explores “Saving Nature” in Cuba

Earlier this year, University of Virginia students traveled to Cuba, where they visited national parks, private reserves, and urban farms to learn how the government, private organizations, and individuals have all played a role in conserving the island’s natural resources....

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From the Field: Biology Students Study in Costa Rica

In the wee hours of May 22, 13 Eastern biology students and biology professors Patricia Szczys and Matthew Graham trekked to the rainforest of Costa Rica to experience a 12-day trip they had been preparing for since January. Their base was Selva Verde Lodge and Rainforest Reserve.  The ...

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