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sustainability, news to know, complex natural problems

what we need to know about the changing earth --using this space to collect problems that could be investigated by students, in Problem-Based Learning activities --please add to the collection!

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Problem-based learning explorations. Suggestions for learners' investigations.

Here's a space for archiving problems that students might explore in Current Events and Problem-based Learning.   Here are batches of interesting, complex, and multi-faceted issues and reports available for students' browsing and exploration.

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Bears in the Backyard!

Started by Connie Weber Sep 28, 2012.

Shark Tagging

Started by Connie Weber Sep 26, 2012.

Diabetes Alert Dogs

Started by Connie Weber Sep 26, 2012.

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in Deer

Started by Connie Weber Sep 26, 2012.

Atlas of Living Australia

Started by Ian Carmichael Mar 30, 2012.

"African elephant slaughter highest in more than two decades, experts say" --CNN 2 Replies

Started by Connie Weber. Last reply by Connie Weber Mar 29, 2012.

"Caring for wildlife, Namibian-style" --Gabby Mocatta, BBC Travel 1 Reply

Started by Connie Weber. Last reply by Skip Zilla Mar 21, 2012.

"Pacific Sea Otters' Failure to Thrive Confounds Wildlife Sleuths" --Ingfei Chen, NYTimes 1 Reply

Started by Connie Weber. Last reply by Anna Billings Mar 2, 2012.

Biomimicry

Started by Ian Carmichael Dec 28, 2011.

"Thousands of birds make crash landing in Utah" --USA Today

Started by Connie Weber Dec 15, 2011.

"B.C. Man Pleads Guilty to Feeding Bears" --CBC News

Started by Connie Weber Dec 15, 2011.

"Northwest Iowa's Guide to Mountain Lions"

Started by Connie Weber Dec 15, 2011.

Deer Rescue--by a fishing crew

Started by Connie Weber Dec 14, 2011.

Asian Carp and the Great Lakes 1 Reply

Started by Connie Weber. Last reply by Connie Weber Oct 28, 2011.

Young people make a difference... palm oil and orangutans

Started by Connie Weber Oct 26, 2011.

"Exotic animals escape from Ohio farm..." 1 Reply

Started by Connie Weber. Last reply by Connie Weber Oct 20, 2011.

"A Postcard on Amazon Forest Trends" --NYTimes

Started by Connie Weber Oct 12, 2011.

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Comment by Miriam Landman on February 5, 2010 at 5:20pm
I've posted a lot of info and links related to green building/design, green living, sustainable agriculture, and other sustainability topics on my weblog: http://www.TheGreenSpotlight.com. I'll be posting a list of Green Schools-related links/resources on that site within the next few months. Will post those links here, as well.
Comment by Scott Rubie on January 18, 2010 at 7:22pm
This comment is for April. LEED is a criteria for environmental sustainable buildings. By their standard my school has achieved the top rating out of 300+ schools across Ontario and 3rd in Canada. We heat our school with ground source heat pumps and have an active environmental club. Currently we are working on reaching certification with Eco0Schools.
Comment by Connie Weber on June 11, 2009 at 4:27pm
This section of Fireside has already paid off big-time for me. I've let students browse through the issues to choose their Problem-based Learning activities, and to get ideas for more.

Can't say enough about the power of this form of learning. Students simply love it.

Please post interesting problems here, problems that are complex and filled with variables...
Comment by Connie Weber on April 26, 2009 at 8:08am
using this space to collect nature news, also complex problems that can be explored in problem-based-learning activities, project-based-learning activities.
Comment by Connie Weber on March 25, 2009 at 1:57pm
April,
This could also be run on CR2.0 (with 20,000 participants); that way a big net would be spread.
Comment by April Sage on March 25, 2009 at 1:07pm
Is anyone out there building green/non-toxic/sustainable schools or implementing green educational programs? Who's supporting these efforts? Any successes? Lessons learned?
 

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