CLEARING is more than just a magazine. It is the voice of a bioregion, sharing ideas and inspiration
Clearing is a non-profit publication aimed at teachers and educators in the field of environmental and place-based education. Primarily online through its website, CLEARING also publishes a single printed edition each year that compiles the best articles from the previous 12 months.
Just because they're older, doesn't mean back issues of CLEARING are out of date. I just finished updating and revising the Fall 2016 issue, and was amazed at the number and variety of informative, entertaining, and useful articles that were in thae issue. Look at the list on the cover (and there's more inside!).
It may be 7 years old, but take another look at it. Flip through it. If you're a dedicated environmental educator, you may be surprised at what you find there.
Check it out at https://online.fliphtml5.com/hnjow/ettv/
Special issue on indigenous food traditions, interviews, and more! - https://mailchi.mp/e7eb2e96ba59/news-about-upcoming-special-issue-interviews-and-more
Information on the upcoming special edition of CLEARING. Plus: check out past interviews with environmental educators around the region, and dive into an in-depth series on finding science lessons outside your classroom walls.
CLEARING is a valuable teaching resource providing ideas, inspiration, and tools for place-based environmental education • Share teaching ideas with fellow educators! • Read about successful programs and teachers around the region! • Discover the latest classroom and field-based resource mater...
Hi everybody. We just updated our website, adding links that allow you to read the most recent issues and flip through them digitally, page by page.
If you've forgotten what a great resource CLEARING Magazine is, you'll be amazed at the quality and variety of content, and why it's such a great resource for teachers and educators around the region.
Check it out.
A Year in the Watershed
Along with cross-curricular, real-world, rigorous content, this EIC (Environmental as an Integrating Context) model program offered students the opportunity to engage in service learning and civic action, creating responsible and caring global citizens.
Read the article at https://clearingmagazine.org/archives/16935
SEEKING GUEST EDITOR
CLEARING, the PNW journal of environmental education, is looking for an individual interested in serving as guest editor for a special issue of CLEARING focusing on “Educating for Sustainable Seas”.
The guest editor is primarily responsible for the intellectual content of the issue itself and the manuscripts that comprise it. This includes not only securing articles from authors, but also reviewing them, working with authors to make necessary revisions, and arranging for review.
This could be an opportunity for tenure-track faculty to expand their academic credentials.
For more information, contact CLEARING at [email protected]
Aldo Leopold famously wrote, ”One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds.” As environmental educators, we must ask ourselves what we are giving our students that equips them to deal with this harsh reality.
by Nick Engelfried
It hurts to love nature in the twenty-first century. Climate change, species extinctions, toxic forms of resource extraction like fracking, all will inevitably be encountered by our students in headlines and the evening news. Again and again, they will be confronted with news of harm being done to the world they have grown to love. What tools can we give students to defend themselves against despair and cynicism?...
Read the rest of the article here: https://clearingmagazine.org/archives/16572
This will certainly add to the educational value of CLEARING Magazine.
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Hey everyone...It's been awhile since Clearing has posted on Facebook, so we felt it was time to let you know what's been going on.
After taking a year and a half away from publishing because of Covid-19 and other extenuating circumstances, it looks like we're back on track to begin publishing again!
Even while we were on hiatus, we continued to look for opportunities to strengthen the publication and grow its visibility and impact. Then, in the past couple of months, several of those ideas have started to come to fruition and are sparking a revival of Clearing in the Pacific Northwest!
One of the most important of those ideas is that E3 Washington, the state environmental education association, has recently agreed to partner with Clearing so that current and renewing members will get printed issues as a benefit of membership.
We're excited about the other potential benefits of working with this energetic and passionate group of educators.
So look for a new issue of Clearing (Winter 2021), and look for more posts and more opportunities for you to get connected in the months ahead.
Jul 31 - Twin Rivers Charter School hiring Outdoor Educator / Youth Development Specialist in Eugene, Oregon on Conservation Job Board. Discover the latest conservation jobs and internships
Good morning folks,
I hope you don’t mind if I bother you with a special request from Dr. Judy Li, a retired stream ecologist who writes pretty cool children’s nature exploration books (see here: http://ellieslog.osupress.oregonstate.edu/). These books are great educational tools. Her latest book, Ricky in the City, speaks to the unexpected diversity found in cities, community science and why wildlife corridors are important. She is looking for some examples of “specific stories about a child or group of kids making a difference or learning something wonderful through the observations or activities they participated in” (see below for more information).
Can you help her out? Please respond directly to Judy at [email protected].
Senior Natural Resource Scientist
Conservation Program, Parks and Nature Department
600 NE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97232
From the winter day when the Great Tree falls, ten-year-old Ellie and her new friend, Ricky, explore the Douglas fir forest where Ellie lives. They learn about how trees decay, discover where a diversity of critters live, and experience the wonder of seasonal changes. In their explorations they help...
Several suggestions from a recent reader survey for CLEARING Magazine asked to have the articles available as PDFs for easy reading.
I think that's a great idea, but I wonder if doesn't already exist. For some time, entire issues of CLEARING have been posted online through Yudu, which allows for page flipping through the issues and enlarging the text when needed for reading.
Is this different from PDFs of individual articles standing alone? Before I go to great lengths to turn pages into PDFs, I want to know that it would make any difference from what is there now.
Check out the CLEARING in Yudu by going to the CLEARING website and clicking on the link below the cover image. Let me know what you think.
A great example of innovative place-based learning happening in the Cascadia bioregion...
CLEARING Magazine is looking for a few new board members!
This is a fruitful time for the publication, and we'd love to have two or three innovative and dedicated individuals join the board as we build connections, expand readership, and explore new ways to support the EE community. Please let me know if you are interested, or if you know someone who would be a good fit. Thanks!
The Fall 2018 issue of CLEARING is now published and available in print and online. You can read the entire issue online at www.clearingmagazine.org.
Does anybody have any experience with Wordpress themes who can recommend one that would work for a reboot of the CLEARING website?
There are hundreds of options, some free and some for a fee. We're looking to upgrade our site yet keep things simple and easy to access information.
Any ideas would be appreciated!
The Spring 2018 print edition of CLEARING is now available to read online! As always, great stories from classrooms and communities around the region, with the added bonus of articles by graduate students in the Environmental Education program at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island WA. Check it out on the website! Hard copies will be distributed to universities, agencies, and other sites around the PNW in the coming weeks. http://clearingmagazine.org/archives/13680
Southern Oregon University graduate students in the MS Environmental Education program share their experiences working with young students to explore habitat.
First came the SOU M.S. Environmental Education graduate students, ready to teach a Fall in the Field program at Ashland Pond. Next came the graduate students a year behind them, ready to observe, …
This story from the North Cascades Institute website "Chattermarks" provides wonderful insight into how NCI graduate students designed and conducted environmental education activities with young students in local schools. Hopefully we can get participating grad students to share more of their experiences with CLEARING.
On January 17th, graduate students in the 17th Cohort visited Concrete Elementary School to teach naturalist lessons. As part of our Curriculum Design course, our goal was to engage the local commu…
CLEARING - EE stories, resources, links, and historic EEAW photos -
Making STEM Relevant for Students and TeachersThe month of October means fall colors, changing weather and – if you’re an elementary school student – an annual visit to the pumpkin patch. While such outings are fun, teachers realized that they needed a way to incorporate more educational compo...
This summer the Nisqually Tribe and a local nonprofit organization are restoring salmon habitat on the Mashel River. The tribe and the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group will build 12 logjams and other habitat features on property owned in part by the Nisqually Land Trust and the town of Eat...
If I had a dollar for every time I've said that CLEARING could use a donation, well...
Here's a way to think about it: when you throw a rock into a pond, it sends ripples out in all directions. Metaphorically speaking, that rock represents the many teachers, students, and programs in environmental literacy education around the region.
But CLEARING, through its magazine, website, and networks, amplifies those ripples so they reach all the way across the pond and with greater impact than the original rock by itself.
By supporting CLEARING you are supporting the greater success of the environmental education community.
For those who care about such things... the FALL 2017 print edition of CLEARING is out! Lots of great articles on innovative teaching programs, fun activities for the classroom, and resources for all grades and subject areas. Who knew that 4th grade students could actually build a canoe and then explore a local river with it?
A digital version is available as well. You can read the entire issue online by going to the CLEARING website at clearingmagazine.org and clicking on the link. Environmental education is alive and thriving in the Pacific Northwest!
Do you think CLEARING is an important resource for environmental education? Do you have ideas for how it could be improved?
We are currently seeking idealistic, motivated people who care about the publication, who believe that it is an important part of EE in the Pacific Northwest, and who would be willing to help by joining our Board of Directors.
Contact us: editor at clearingmagazine dot org if you're interested!
The Fall 2017 issue of CLEARING is days away from printing! This will be an expanded issue with great stories and teaching ideas contributed by educators from all around the Pacific Northwest, including:
• K-12 ideas for teaching about forest fires
• Climate education in action
• The canoe as a vessel for learning
• Thoughts on outdoor education from an "elder"
• Student-generated data creating student-generated inquiry
and lots more!
If you're interested in helping getting this issue out to teachers via workshops, classes, or conferences, let us know and we'll ship a box to you!
CLEARING would like to ask your opinion:
What would you consider to be 3 essential resource books for an environmental educator? I'm looking for titles that should be on everyone's bookshelf, providing perspectives and/or inspiration for teaching for environmental literacy. Sobel? Louv? What are your top 3 favorites?
"May you live in interesting times."
Is that a blessing or a curse? In any case CLEARING is entering an exciting new era of growth, and we're looking for people who want to help shape that growth and be a part of the team.
We're looking to add 2-3 people to our Board of Directors. It would be great if we could find people with passion for EE, experience, and/or skills in non-profit development. If you think you might be interested, please contact us at editor (at) clearingmagazine.org. Thanks!
In spite of eclipse traffic slowing I-5 to a crawl, got to meet with top 3 staff people of NAAEE in Seattle and share latest issue of CLEARING. This could lead to some exciting opportunities for building visibility and outreach at international conferences!
Is there anybody within hearing distance of this post who:
• loves environmental education
• understands the importance of CLEARING as an information source for teachers, and
• is interested in playing an ACTIVE role in helping the magazine fulfill its potential?
There are lots of ways to help. We're looking to build a team of creative, energetic and dedicated volunteers to enhance all aspects of the publication.
Let us know if you're interested.
The August 15 submission deadline for the Fall 2017 print edition of CLEARING is fast approaching. We've already received some really great articles on climate change education, outdoor education, and place-based learning.
If you're involved in an innovative environmental education program that is effective and inspiring, there's still time to get that article written up and submitted. The Fall 2017 print edition will be seen be thousands of educators in the PNW and beyond, so take advantage of the opportunity to share your story.
The Fall 2017 print edition of CLEARING is going to be amazing, and I hope you will be a part of it!
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Inspiring Girls Expeditions is accepting applications through January 31, 2017 for free summer science and wilderness expeditions in Alaska and Washington for girls ages 16 to 17. Three teams of u…
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