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Book cover: Mallory Goes GreenBook cover: Mallory Goes Green

Mallory Goes Green

by Laurie Friedman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 13, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Communication, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science

As a member of Fern Falls Elementary’s Environmental Committee, Mallory takes the job of “going green” very seriously. But will friends and family enjoy getting ticketed for wasteful behavior as Mallory works to make the… More

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Sandy’s Incredible Shrinking Footprint

by Femida Handy and Carole Carpenter

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 12, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Sandy loves visiting her Grandpa’s house each summer and playing on the beach. One day she discovers a whole mess of trash left on the beach. As she picks it up, she encounters the “Garbage… More

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4 Resources for Greening Your Schoolyard

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For April, in honor of National Environmental Education Week (April 13-19), we’re posting about environmental protection issues and resources. Let us know what you think by… More

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Activities on Environmental Protection, Reawakening Wonder

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 10, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For April, in honor of National Environmental Education Week (April 13-19), we’re posting about environmental protection issues and resources. Let us know what you think by… More

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14 Picture Books for Exploring Eco-Friendly Actions

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 3, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For April, in honor of National Environmental Education Week (April 13-19), we’re posting about environmental protection issues and resources. Let us know what you think by… More

Forests of the Future?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 10, 2013 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Communication, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Help students learning English as a second language practice their skills and gain vocabulary by writing about a future scenario regarding Earth’s forests and what we can do now to protect our forest ecosystems. Recommended… More

Exploring Deforestation

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 5, 2013 | Filed under Animal Protection, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science

Students explore global deforestation and its causes and consequences and consider solutions that do more good and less harm for all. Recommended for grades 6 and up. Time: A few days to several days   More

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Rekindle Students’ Love of Nature with “Natural Value”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 14, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Despite what a recent toy advertisement might have us believe, children tend to have an inherent affinity for the natural world. That connection can fade if it’s not nurtured regularly. But even with young people… More

Natural Value

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 12, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science

Students reflect on an image that captures natural beauty and the intrinsic value that nature has in order to consider their own roles in protecting nature  and to help nurture their sense of wonder. (As… More

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Humane Education Activity: Smell Teas

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 11, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Summer is a great time for the Smell Teas game. It’s appropriate for kids and adults, and can be used in school, at camp, or even as a family game at home. We do it… More