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Haciendo Conexiones, Creando Soluciones

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 16, 2016 | Filed under College/Adult, Communication, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Esta actividad ayuda a los estudiantes a pensar en cómo estamos todos conectados y de que manera nuestras acciones impactan a otros y al medio ambiente, e motiva a los estudiantes a aprender más acerca… More

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5 Things (Social) Science Tells Us to Do When Talking About Climate Change

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on May 16, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Call it climate change, global warming, climate catastrophe, or the impending apocalypse, we’ve seen that it’s rampaging across our planet and affecting every being on earth. A new poll from the Yale… More

Climate Feedback

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 27, 2016 | Filed under College/Adult, Environmental Protection, High School, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Resources, Science, Websites

Climate Feedback is a website dedicated to providing journalists and citizens with feedback about the scientific credibility of online climate coverage. In their Scientific Feedbacks section scientists comment on the scientific credibility and accuracy of… More

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Why We Need Humane Education: Climate Science Education in the U.S. Is an Epic Fail

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 4 Comments | Published on February 22, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Climate change is already wreaking some pretty serious havoc worldwide. And climate scientists and other experts predict some additional Armageddon-like consequences if we humans don’t come together and make some major changes… More

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Why You Should Use These Images to Inspire Climate Change Action

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 13, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha Rakestraw While images of polar bears clinging to bits of ice or of widespread deforestation might motivate those of us who are biophiliacs, many people find them uninspiring. Images can influence and… More

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Resources for Teaching and Learning About Climate Change Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 4 Comments | Published on August 20, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama spent the most time yet talking about climate change and emphasized that “[N]o challenge — no challenge — poses a greater threat… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Idle No More

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 25, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw It happens numerous times a day around the world. We’re waiting to pick our kids up from school; just running into the convenience store for a sec; stuck at a train crossing;… More

Yale Environment 360

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 22, 2015 | Filed under Environmental Protection, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

From the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, this site offers news, reports, and commentary on a variety of environmental protection issues More

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Sowing Hope, One Tree at a Time

Written by Shannon Finch | No Comments | Published on March 30, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Shannon Finch Two summers ago while painting the outside of my house, the sound of chainsaws from the property behind us jolted me from my reverie. My horses ran in panicked circles as a… More

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Humane Education Activity: Making Connections, Creating Solutions

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 11, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

How are a plastic bag, a shell, and some sea water connected? In her lesson plan Making Connections, Creating Solutions, IHE M.Ed. student and classroom teacher Betsy Farrell-Messenger uses objects such as a plastic bag,… More