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Moderator Endorsed: E-STEM Education

The value that field experiences bring to education (Carleton College 2010: Fuller 2006; RGS 2005; Louv 2006) includes bridging the divide between the classroom and the “real world”, contextualizing student learning, incorporating multi-disciplinary approaches, conducting real research, using all five senses, social interaction, experience with field data collection methods, tools, and devices, and fostering appreciation for the environment and community issues.

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"Visualizing Change” is a website [ http://vischange.org/ ] that provides a toolkit full of examples and dynamic visuals and builds on advances in cognitive and social science research, to enable informal educators to use visual narratives on climate change to more effectively reach diverse audiences.

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For the December 2016 edition of our monthly webinar series, we heard from Dr. Joseph Kerski, the Education Industry Curriculum Development Manager for ESRI, a company that connects people with maps, data, and apps through geographic information systems (GIS).