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Poster on Earth Science Outdoors
File Name poster.gk12.pdf
Data Type poster
Computer Program Not specified
File Size 4.67 MB - 1 file
Expert Level High School (Grade 9-12)
Contributor Miriam Goldstein
Source No source
Richard Louv, the author of Last Child In The Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, wrote that ┬┐[a]n environment-based education movement-at all levels of education-will help students realize that school isn't supposed to be a polite form of incarceration, but a portal to the wider world.┬┐ University City High School is located across the street from Rose Canyon Open Space Park, which contains rare Southern California habitats such as coastal sage scrub, chaparral, and a sycamore-dominated riparian zone. Rose Canyon also teems with wildlife such as rabbits, coyotes, hawks, and raccoons. We utilized the proximity of the school to this exceptional urban park to create a series of Rose Canyon-based activities for two 9th grade Earth Science classrooms. Our goal was to make Earth Science relevant to processes occurring in students┬┐ own environments, introduce students to scientific observation, and to bring the wonder and complexity of the natural world into the classroom.
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