Education

Environmental Actions

Environmental Actionsby: Natalie AmbrosioThey come in all shapes and sizes, but the important thing is that they keep coming in whatever form feasible. Here at the EV we watch what happens when...

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Learning to Learn (and Teach) Online

Learning to Learn (and Teach) Online

Virtual School Program on Plants and their Parts for 1st gradeA little bit about meHello! My name is Morayo and I am the Education Intern this year! I’m a Junior at Santa Clara University studying...

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Sustainable Art

Sustainable ArtPhoto by Roland Hipkins 1935 The environment has always been a prominent subject in all forms of art. Landscape paintings and wildlife photography are forms of art which capture what...

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Unexpected Upsides of Virtual Programs

Unexpected Upsides of Virtual ProgramsPhoto by Montserrat SuarezI think most of us can agree that we’d prefer to work with students in person – that’s one of the main reasons we got into the field...

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Soil health – watch and learn

Soil health – watch and learn“Kiss the Ground” summary: Kiss the Ground discussed the topic of climate change and how the Earth’s soil is able to draw tons of atmospheric carbon out of the air. It...

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Science is No Heap of Stones

Science is No Heap of StonesI remember a rather passionate discussion I had with my mother (a former school teacher) early in my career about curriculum design. The question: are there certain...

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Foundations

FoundationsAs environmental educators, one could argue the EV is duty-bound to teach about climate change. It is a crisis unfolding before our eyes and we need to be acting on it now. However,...

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New Field Trip Programs

New Field Trip Programs Lichen found on a park survey The world of education, and especially outdoor field trips, has obviously changed quite a bit over the last 6 months. Schools are starting the...

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Taking the EcoCenter Outside

Taking the EcoCenter OutsideThe EcoCenter is many things; the Environmental Volunteer’s main office building, a historic landmark in the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve, and a nature interpretive...

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