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Land Acknowledgement – a call to action!

Land Acknowledgement – a call to action!

By now, many know that the colonization myth we learned in school doesn’t tell the whole story of how the Americas were settled. In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but what he discovered was not a “New World” — it was once inhabited by millions of...

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Tracking Energy Success Story

Tracking Energy Success Story

What’s your favorite meal? Is it macaroni and cheese or pizza? Arroz con pollo or oatmeal? No matter what the food, where it is grown, or how it is disposed of, there is an impact on the environment and people. These facts were made evident to elementary school...

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Outside isn’t just for recess

Outside isn’t just for recess

While working through the Teaching Outside module teachers were asked to spend some of their own learning outside. “Having to be outside for a required assignment was wonderful. I have felt so cooped up the past few months, and so much of my work requires me to be...

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The Journey of a Water Droplet

The Journey of a Water Droplet

Storytelling, a powerful art form that allows for the passing of knowledge, tradition, and different ways of being. Storytelling can grasp the creative reflections of thought, emotion, and the interconnectedness of it all. Environmental Storytelling Can Help Spread...

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Snow Science

On a snowshoe hike Kat Hall, with The Lands Council, uses snow science to teach about snow-water equivalent (SWE), and how that may have impacts on the landscapes throughout the seasons.

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Jun
23
Wed
2021
all-day SOLS: Regenerative Agriculture (...
SOLS: Regenerative Agriculture (...
Jun 23 – Jun 25 all-day
PEI is looking for a small team of educators with expertise in writing and a willingness to strengthen their understanding and skills in curriculum development, climate science solutions, instructional best practices; including formative assessment, teacher[...]
Jun
24
Thu
2021
3:30 pm Protecting Our Salmon – Supersta...
Protecting Our Salmon – Supersta...
Jun 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Respect and responsibility for our environment is explored through analyzing the interaction of human and natural systems and subsystems. Salmon and their local ecosystems are a focus with students observing, drawing, and cutting out a[...]
3:30 pm Science and Theater Workshop for...
Science and Theater Workshop for...
Jun 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
“Little Rabbit” is a traditional Native story of how the power of an individual voice, sometimes in the face of impossible odds, can make a difference. It shows how what’s in your heart is what[...]
Jun
25
Fri
2021
3:30 pm Protecting Our Waters – Creating...
Protecting Our Waters – Creating...
Jun 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Students learn about ways to help our region and planet through protecting water quality. Impacts, importance, properties, and management of water in the City of Tacoma is introduced through discussion and drawing. Next, students explore[...]
Jul
28
Wed
2021
all-day Summer Institute for Climate Cha...
Summer Institute for Climate Cha...
Jul 28 – Jul 30 all-day
Summer Institute for Climate Change Education A Regrounding in Truth Educators from all subject areas are invited to learn new ways to connect their communities to climate change solutions, while also building and strengthening relationships[...]
Aug
2
Mon
2021
all-day SOLS: Food Waste (Asynchronous)
SOLS: Food Waste (Asynchronous)
Aug 2 – Aug 31 all-day
Attention K-12 Washington State Formal Educators! Join Pacific Education Institute (PEI) and our ClimeTime partners to take a deep dive into food waste in Washington state. Participants will learn about the Solutions Oriented Learning Storyline[...]