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Education for Environment and Sustainability

Stories from the Field: Examples of Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Education in Washington State
Published February 2010

In 2009, OSPI adopted K-12 Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Education Learning Standards. To support the implementation of these standards, OSPI solicited examples from teachers across the state of what it looks like when students are engaged in integrated environmental and sustainability education. These “Stories from the Field” represent real lessons, units, extensions, projects, and programs across grade levels and in different subject areas.

Examples of Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Education

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Elementary School Stories from the Field

  • Gourd Birdhouse Project
  • Soils Sustainability Project
  • Sustaining the Estuary
  • Bursting Buds
  • Reusable Tray Washing Program
  • Ecosystems Field Investigation (Extension of the Ecosystems Science Unit)
  • School Wetland Streambed Restoration
  • Water in Our Lives (Extension of the Water Science Unit)
  • Student-led No Idling Campaign
  • Tiny Neighbors Field Investigation
  • Land and Water Field Investigation
  • Watershed Gardens

Middle and High School Stories from the Field

  • Sustainable Forestry Practices
  • Clean Water Challenge
  • Building a Natural Outdoor Classroom
  • Workin’ the Watershed: Green-Duwamish River Restoration
  • Cradle-to-Cradle Analysis
  • Product Pathway Project
  • Citizen Scientists
  • Earth – A Limited System Model
  • Environmental Grounding
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Deep Space 3000
  • LEED the Way
  • Super-Recycling
  • Why Study the Stream?
  • Sustain(able) Bellevue--II
  • All Grades (K-12) Stories from the Field
  • Washington Green Schools

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