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ELP Featured in Clearing Magazine

ClearingMagClearingMagClearingMag copyAn article about ELP’s 2013 environmental education projects has recently been published by Clearing, the Pacific Northwest Journal of Community-based Environmental Literacy Education. Not only does the article offer a summary of each project, but features collaborative writing by the undergraduate students who participated.

Where does your drinking water come from? This central question drove the trajectory of several of last year’s Environmental Leadership Project programs, which focused on helping students develop a connection to the sole source of their drinking water, the McKenzie River. “The two main goals of the new EE effort,” writes ELP Co-Director Katie Lynch, “were to: 1) create a year-long program for UO students interested in EE careers (that would provide them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to develop and implement place-based, experiential programs) and 2) develop age-appropriate, engaging MyMcKenzie curricula for local youth, grades 1-8, that promotes the stewardship of the McKenzie River.”

One EE project, Critters and Currents, strove to give elementary school students a sense of connection and kinship with the McKenzie River watershed, while another, Canopy Connections, helped students climb 90 feet into a Douglas fir.

To read more, please visit Clearing here.