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Title: Bringing the northern forest to your classroom

Author: Twery, Mark J.; Hildreth, Sandra J.; Evans, Celia A.;

Date: 2008

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-21. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 59 p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: In recent years the Forest Service has reemphasized the need for increased environmental literacy among the Nation's citizens and has recognized the benefits of addressing that need among school-age children. This publication is a product of an Adirondack Curriculum Project workshop sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station, and Paul Smith's College. The workshop was held at Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake, NY, in June 2005. Great Camp Sagamore is operated by the Sagamore Institute, which is dedicated to the stewardship of the camp and to its use for educational and interpretive purposes. For 2 days, 22 teachers met with resource professionals with expertise in either the Northern Forest or in teaching methods and techniques, or both, and developed the lesson plans in this publication.

Keywords: environmental education, constructivism, place-based learning, curriculum units, Adirondacks, environmental literacy, lesson plans

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Twery, Mark J.; Hildreth, Sandra J.; Evans, Celia A. 2008. Bringing the northern forest to your classroom. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-21. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 59 p.

 


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