Moving Environmental Education Outdoors

10/22/10 12:08PM By Jane Lindholm
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Wind Point Elementary School 4th-graders Emily Carriveau, 9, and Jeremiah Hamilton, 10, transfer water samples from the Root River, Sept. 28, 2007 during a water-awareness program at the Root River Environmental Education Center in Racine, Wis.

While we all care about the environment, political consensus is hard to come by on some of the big issues: climate change and how to tackle it, and the role of nuclear, wind, hydro and solar power in energy legislation.

Gail Hall is a Science Assessment Specialist with Vermont's Department of Education. Lisa Purcell, is the director of Four Winds Nature Institute.

They talk with VPR's Jane Lindholm about how environmental education is being taught in local schools and what students need to learn to become informed on these issues.


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