Tuesday, June 7, 2016

 They've Got To Be Carefully Taught,  Preferably Using Our Textbook

A new leaf: NW Ecoliteracy Collaborative aims to teach children sustainability  | 

“So now it’s like: ‘What do I do next?’” says Mike Rosen...
The answer to that question came in the form of Joe Tursi, a family friend and master’s student at Philadelphia University. As part of his degree in sustainable design, Tursi developed a process and project to promote ecological literacy in schools...
Calling their project NW Ecoliteracy Collaborative, Rosen and Tursi hope to grow it into state standards for sustainability education, such as those in Washington and Vermont....
As part of the nationwide effort called No Child Left Inside, Rosen sees an opportunity to weave together his passions for education and the environment. 
“Now it’s about secession planning,” he says. “What do I need to pass on to the next generation?”

Portland school board bans climate change-denying materials

Environmental groups say science is clear, so textbooks should be, too 

In a move spearheaded by environmentalists, the Portland Public Schools board unanimously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating doubt of climate change and its causes in schools. Bill Bigelow, a former PPS teacher and current curriculum editor of Rethinking Schools...  is also the co-author of a textbook on environmental education, A People’s Curriculum for the Earth. "