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ERIC Number: EJ1114845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
The Early Years: Fostering Environmental Stewardship
Ashbrook, Peggy
Science and Children, v53 n6 p26-27 Feb 2016
For young children, a found acorn, stone, or lichen-covered branch can be a touchstone of an experience in nature. Children, however, should also be taught to "leave no trace." As the National Park Service advocates, visitors to natural areas should "Preserve the sense of discovery for others by leaving all natural and cultural artifacts as you find them." This column discusses resources and science topics related to students in grades preK to 2. This month's issue includes an activity that aims to strengthen teachers' awareness of how children learn in the science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) disciplines as they explore a natural area and create art.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Grade 1; Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A