Ocean Exploration Resources

We have been collaborating with NOAA Ocean Exploration, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Ocean Exploration Trust, and Schmidt Ocean Institute on exciting new educational resources. Lesson plans, fact sheets, and other resources about bioluminescence are...

Marco the Molecule Helps All Ages to Appreciate Water

For people to care deeply about conservation, they need to have an emotional connection to the environment. This can spring from a love of nature and birds, memories of happy family times on the beach, or even a beloved story or fictional character. That is one of the...

The Importance of Play

The research surrounding the essential role of play–particularly outdoor free play–has become more and more compelling in recent years. One of the world’s leading voices on the topic is Dr. Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston...

SOLVE’S New Environmental Service-Learning Curriculum

We have been honored to work with SOLVE, one of the oldest and most-respected environmental organizations, to produce a variety of resources, including education boards, website content, and a 100+ page Environmental Service-Learning Teachers’ Guide with lesson plans...

The WELL Project & Place-Based Education

At a recent meeting of the Place-Based Education NW group I was so inspired to meet Stuart Perlmeter from the WELL (Water and Electricity Learning Lab) Project in Springfield, OR. He leads groups of high school and middle school students in professional-level water...

The Power of Peace and Place in Education

Did you know that the United States and Great Britain narrowly averted a third bloody war with each other in 1859? In a crisis known as The Pig War on San Juan Island in what is today northwest Washington State, anger over a shot pig and a long-simmering territorial...

Engaging Students with Games

Have you noticed that even students with otherwise short attention spans often enjoy playing games for hours on end? This is true for any well-designed game, be it a video game or one in the “real” world. As Jane McGonigal explains in her fascinating new...

Join the Hour of Code!

Students across the country are learning how to program computers with a variety of fun activities…anyone can do it! Learn more at csedweek.org and then try one of the fun tutorials.     Start the video below to hear what President Obama had to say...