Place-Based Learning

This article was originally published in CREA’s Spring 2019 newsletter. 

Thanks to grant funding this spring from Davis Conservation Foundation, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, and Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, our educators are working on a new initiative to help local teachers find ways to take their learning outdoors. We are working with teachers to develop programs that they can teach in their own school forests.

CREA’s Education Coordinators are working with all 2nd grade teachers at Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, and Williams-Cone schools to compare plant and animal diversity in habitats that are right at their own schools. We aim to support teachers toward the goals of providing more place-based, science exploration during the school day.