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Planning Tools

Place-based education offers an ideal opportunity to develop strong, positive partnerships among community stakeholders – in fact, it can’t succeed without them. These partnerships can also help stakeholders build momentum to achieve their own respective missions. Launching a place-based education program in your school and community requires gradually building understanding, enthusiasm and commitment. We have found that a combination of engaging exercises and strong organization tools works best.

Learning to Make Choices for the Future cover Here are some tools and exercises that may be helpful to you as you explore the opportunities to build support for place-based education initiatives in your community. (adapted from Questing by Delia Clark and Steven Glazer, University Press of New England, 2004, and the PLACE website.)

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Students discover link between high asthma rates and illegal burning

In conjunction with the Youth Network for Healthy Communities, high school students researched the cause of high asthma rates in this small, rural community. They discovered a possible link between asthma and the rural community

Wilson Creek High School
Wilson Creek, WA


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