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Learning in Place (place-based education)

Early Spring: Whole Terrain interviews Amy Seidl

by Cherice Bock Editor, Whole Terrain Although it may be difficult for those of you in New England to believe, spring has definitely sprung in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon had its warmest January on record, and much below average precipitation, according to NOAA’s National Climate Data Center. February also held …

Honey & Blood: a conversation with Fulbright eco-artist Craig Goodworth

by Cherice Bock Editor, Whole Terrain Craig Goodworth is an artist whose work first caught my attention when he moved to my area a few years ago. This year, he received a Fulbright Fellowship to work on a project in the Slovak Republic entitled “Cross Pollination: Slovak Nature, Culture and Art Making.” …

The power of a question: Whole Terrain interviews educator, Laurette Rogers

By Hanna Wheeler It started with a question. One of Laurette Rogers’s fourth-graders asked how they could save endangered species. Rogers knew she needed a real answer, so she and her students started researching. They teamed up with ranchers, biologists and government agency representatives to launch a meaningful project: restoring …

Into the woods: Whole Terrain interviews David Sobel

By Hanna Wheeler David Sobel keeps a thick folder of inspirational projects in place in schools around the country. As an educational writer, Senior faculty in the Antioch University New England Education Department and director for the Center for Place-based Eduction, Sobel is regularly asked to describe the state of place-based education. The …

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