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- Abbot-Chapman, J. (2006). "Time out in 'green retreats' & adolescent wellbeing." Youth Studies Australia, 25(4), 9–16.
- Bishop, S. (2004). The Power of Place. English Journal, 93(6), 65–69.
- Gibbs, T., & Howley, A. (2000). "World-Class Standards" and Local Pedagogies: Can We Do Both? Charleston, WV: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. EDO-RC-008)
- Gruenewald, D.A. and Smith, G.A. (2007). Place-based Education In the Global Age. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Gruenewald, D. (2003). "Foundations of Place: A Multidisciplinary Framework for Place-Conscious Education." American Educational Research Journal, 40, 619–654.
- Gruenewald, D. (2003). "The Best of Both Worlds: A Critical Pedagogy of Place." Educational Researcher, 32(4), 3–12.
- Jennings, N., Swindler, S., & Coliba, C. (2005). "Place-based Education in the Standards-based Reform Era—Conflict or Complement?" American Journal of Education, 112, (1ov), 44–65.
- Knapp, C & Woodhouse, J. (2003). "Place-Based Pedagogy: Experiential Learning for Culturally and Ecologically Sustainable Communities." Paper presented at the Experiential—Community—Workbased: Researching Learning Outside the Academy International Conference at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, June 27–29, 2003.
- Martin, J. (2001). "Learning to Teach Students in the Community and Environment." Clearing, 110 (Fall): 10–13.
- Powers, A.L. (2004). "An Evaluation of Four Place-based Education Programs." Journal of Environmental Education, 35(4), 17–32.
- Rosenthal, J. (2008). Place-based Education Research and Studies Annotated Bibliography. Graduate student, Curriculum & Instruction, SUNY at Albany, NY.
- Smith, G.A. (2007). "Place-based Education: breaking through the constraining regularities of public school." Environmental Education Research, 13(2), 189–207.
- Smith, G. (1998). "Rooting Children in Place." Encounter, 11(4), 13–24.
- Smith, G. (2001). "Learning Where We Live." San Francisco, CA: Funders Forum on Environment and Education.
- Smith, G. (2002a). "Going Local." Educational Leadership, 60(1), 30–33.
- Smith, G. (2002b). "Place-based Education: Learning To Be Where We Are." Phi Delta Kappan, 83, 584–594.
- Smith, Monica. (2007). "Place-based Education and the Museum." Journal of Museum Education. Vol.32, 3. This 116 page issue contains nine articles dedicated to place-based education.
- Stone, M.K. and Barlow, Z., Eds. (2005). Ecological Literacy: Educating our Children for a Sustainable World. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books.
- Sobel, D. (2007). "Climate Change Meets Ecophobia." Connect Magazine. Vol 21 (2), 14–22.
- Sobel, D. (2004). Place-based Education: Connecting Classrooms & Communities. Orion Society. Nature Literacy Series, No. 4.
- Sobel, D. (1998). Mapmaking with Children. Portsmouth, Heinemann.
- Sobel, D. (1996). Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education. Great Barrington, Orion Society.
- Sobel, D. (1993). Children's Special Places: Exploring the role of forts, dens, and bush houses in middle childhood. Zephyr Press.
- Theobald, P., & Curtiss, J. (2000). "Communities as Curricula." Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy, 15(1), 106–111 .
- Vickers, V.G., and Matthews, C.E. (2002). "Children and Place." Science Activities. (vol 39, p. 16): Heldref Publications.
- Wilson, R. (1997). "A Sense of Place." Early Education Journal, 24 (3), 191–194.
- Woodhouse, J., & Knapp, C. (2000). "Place-based Curriculum and Instruction: Outdoor and Environmental Education Approaches." Charleston, WV: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED448012.
- Woodhouse, J. (2001). "Over the River and Through the 'Hood': Re-viewing 'Place' as a Focus of Pedagogy." Thresholds in Education, 27 (3 & 4), 1–5.
Students discover link between wood burning and poor air quality
High school science club students teamed up with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to monitor local air quality. Two students utilized computer generated data to monitor the site, and through the analysis process identified a correlation between wood burning and air pollution in the region. Students outlined the issue using informative PowerPoint slideshows that they presented to high school classes and local community groups. They went on to present their findings at the 2006 EPA air quality conference in San Antonio, TX.
Darrington High School
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