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Local students experience wetlands

By Lindsey Slater · May 18, 2009 · Comment on this

Local elementary students headed into the wild blue yonder to learn about a nearby natural landmark.

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Bob-RJ Burkhart 5 years, 7 months ago

See related PBworks background article about this innovative program to help neutralize "Nature Deficit Disorder" as described by KU-Alum Richard Louv in "Lasr Child in the Woods" ... http://minnesotafuturist.pbworks.com/i4CQuest

Bob-RJ Burkhart 5 years, 7 months ago

This prototype Wakarusa Wetlands Learners (WWL) Podcast has details about basic map & compass orienteering that focuses on local watershed elevation awareness:

http://www2.ljworld.com/marketplace/businesses/kaw-valley-heritage-alliance/videos/482/

Bob-RJ Burkhart 5 years, 7 months ago

After completing our cohort's 2005 Kansas Environmental Leadership Program (KELP), I began serving as a Kaw Valley Heritage Alliance (KVHA) board director championing eco-challenge venues for adaptive outdoor recreation.

For this joint program with Jayhawk Audubon Society (JAS), we modified KELP's Safe Water Assessment Protocol (SWAP) "scavenger hunt process" to rotate small (10-12 youth) groups through five place-based consequential learning stations at 20-minute intervals.

Each hands-on learning station has 1-2 "Citiizen Scientists" who guide each activity that reinforces a shared sense of imagination and place ...

thinkLets / WatershedMarshal (EarthSea-Keeping Pilot) Contours - National Geographic Maps Blog: Map Help for the Classroom. Prairie Passage mapXchange prototypes ... http://futurethought.pbworks.com/WatershedMarshal

Bob-RJ Burkhart 5 years, 7 months ago

LJWorld's Labor Day 2006 series on "Water Out of the Tap" helped us realize the need for engaging "grass roots" conversations about preserving our region's health, safety and environment ...

Rick Musser is the Clyde Reed Teaching Professor at KU's School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He taught the summer environmental reporting class that produced this series and worked with students on reporting and writing their stories. <<

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/sep/03/kansas_university_students_and_faculty_who_worked_/?out_of_tap

Bob-RJ Burkhart 5 years, 7 months ago

The care of rivers is not a question of rivers, but of the human heart. -- Tanaka Shozo

** Share your IDEA for an Earth Day Challenge service learning project!

http://www2.ljworld.com/marketplace/businesses/kaw-valley-heritage-alliance/

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