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Introduction; Learning About Ecosystems -- Teaching with the Seasons; The Biosphere Challenge: Developing Ecological Literacy; Surveying Biodiversity; Monitoring Wetlands; A Constructed Wetland: From Monitoring to Action; Tracking and Stalking the Wild; Teaching Tracking and Stalking; Attracting and Studying Hummingbirds; Discovering Our Temperate Rainforests; Zoning Out: Getting the Most out of a Beach Walk. Sustaining Ecosystems -- Protected Areas: Arks of the 21st Century; Habitat Fragmentation and Genetic Diversity; The Race Against Desertification; Learning about Desertification; Declining Fish Stocks: Pieces of a Puzzle. Living Sustainably -- Blowing Up Your World; Encouraging Global Awareness; How Big is My Ecological Footprint?; Simulation on Basic Needs; Population, Consumption, and the Environment; Our Watery Planet; Water Across the Curriculum; Teaching about Food Systems; Tools of Hope Game adapted; Worm Composting Revisited; Building with Straw; The Power of Wind: Itll Blow You Away; The Wind in the Schoolyard. Examining Values -- Living Within Earths Means; All Species Projects; From Child Rights to Earth Rights; Where Do You Stand?; Superheroes: From Fiction to Reality; Theme Days: A Cause for Celebration. Making Interdisciplinary Connections -- Rivers and the Arts; A Mohawk Vision of Bioregional Education; Two Rivers Project; Environmental Laws: A Matter of Debate; Growing an Integrated Unit -- Organically!; Maps Tell Stories: Folklore and Geography; Environmental History: If Trees Could Talk; Paradise Lost: How Do We Define Progress?; Making Global Connections; Press Agent for a Day; Computers in Environmental Learning; The Greening of Home Economics. Glossary; Index.

About the Author

Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn are the editors of Green Teacher magazine, North America's award-winning environmental teaching resource. They have previously edited two other Green Teacher series books and live in Toronto, Ontario. Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn have edited 'Green Teacher' - the world's best-selling environmental education magazine - for over a decade. Both were formerly High School teachers and live in Toronto, Ontario.

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