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Connected Science Learning January-March 2018

Volume 1, Issue 5

STEM Learning in Environmental Settings

A New Year for Connected Science Learning

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A New Year for Connected Science Learning

Connected Science Learning Editor Dennis Schatz provides readers with news about behind-the-scenes updates for the journal....

By Dennis Schatz

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Connecting Urban Families With Environmental Science

The PLUM LANDING Explore Outdoors Toolkit is a new set of free, public media resources designed to help informal educators and parents infuse scienc...

By Marion Goldstein, Elizabeth Pierson, Jamie Kynn, and Lisa Famularo

Informal Education

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Science Action Club

Youth in Science Action Club (SAC) use citizen science to investigate nature, document their discoveries, share data with the scientific community, ...

By Laura Herszenhorn, Katie Levedahl, and Suzi Taylor

Informal Education

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Promoting STEM Interest and Connections to Nature Through a Soundscape Ecology Camp for Students With Visual Impairments

The Center for Global Soundscapes developed a five-day camp program for students with visual impairments that follows an inquiry-based learning appr...

By Maryam Ghadiri, Dante Francomano, Kristen Bellisario, and Bryan Pijanowski

Informal Education

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Enter the Nation’s First Student Chief Science Officers

Students vote for one of their peers to become a STEM advocate in their school. These Chief Science Officers select and promote STEM programming, co...

By Jeremy Babendure, Nagib Balfakih, Susan Farretta, and Becky Hughes

Informal Education

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Delving Below the Surface With the Montana Groundwater Academy

The Montana Groundwater Academy is a high school program that integrates classroom and field-based experiences to teach the fundamentals of groundwa...

By Beth Covitt, Agatha Podrasky, Deb Fassnacht, Rebecca Paquette, and William Woessner

Informal Education

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CAISE

The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education hosts resources for designers, evaluators, and researchers of informal STEM learning experi...

By Jamie Bell, and Ashley Gary

Informal Education

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Digital Observation Technology Skills

Digital Observation Technology Skills (DOTS) is a framework for integrating modern, mobile technology into outdoor, experiential science education. ...

By R. Justin Hougham, Marc Nutter, and Caitlin Graham

Informal Education

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Environmental Education and STEM (E-STEM)

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) shares the programs and publications it developed to advance E-STEM—the integra...

By Kristen Kunkle

Informal Education

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“I Never Thought of Science as Something Like This”

Learn about how a university-based teacher preparation program, public schools, and local science-focused museums implement an ecological approach t...

By Daniel Birmingham, Lara Smetana, Heidi Rouleau, and Jenna Carlson

Informal Education

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