Editor’s Note: March 4 - 11, 2017 was AmeriCorps Week, a time to celebrate the individuals, programs, and organizations across the United States that serve our communities every day. In honor of the 80,000 Americans that are serving in 2017, Mae Knowles reflects on what service means to her as an AmeriCorps member at Teton Science Schools.
Editor’s Note: Twenty-one students from Principia School recently traveled from St. Louis, Missouri to the Tetons for a week at Tetons Science Schools exploring what it means to be a naturalist through science and art. Earlier this week, we featured the reflections of their science teacher, Lynne Scott. Today, we're excited to share the writing, photos, and artwork of several of the students themselves.
Today on the blog we’re delighted to feature guest author Lynne Scott of the Principia School. Lynne recently traveled from St. Louis, Missouri to the Tetons, along with 21 Principia students and three other chaperones, for a week at Tetons Science Schools exploring what it means to be a naturalist through science and art.
On the last day of our third place-based education workshop in Bhutan this past January, staff from the Royal Education Council were immersed in a flurry of sticky notes and passionate conversation. We had presented them with a real-world problem: In the past, winter snowfall and seasonal glacial melt has allowed Bhutan to generate hydropower for use in-country. But Bhutan has lost 20% of its glaciers in the last 20 years.
Most days as field educators, we ask students to do group work. Working cooperatively builds critical communication and collaboration skills. But at the same time, everyone who has worked in a group knows that it can also be a pain!