PBE in the News

Popular media is catching on to place-based education. Search the stories below to find out what's new. Do you have a video, newspaper article, or radio spot that should be here? Send it to us at [email protected]

Students in the Walden Project, an alternative place-based education high school program, spend their days outdoors, regardless of the weather. Their classroom is a simple makeshift tent and 250 acres of woodlands and fields. Learn more about the project by listening to an NPR story on-line.

"Forest kindergardens" are sprouting up in Germany and other European countries. There is even one in Oregon! This recent Wall Street Journal article by Mike Esterl is a hopeful sign of more to come.


Songbird Welcome Center

Marion Springs Elementary #348
Baldwin City, KS

Elementary students in Kansas restore songbird habitat at the Marion Springs Environmental Center. High school shop students, biologists, and a local artist help students construct birdbaths, benches, and feeders, and selected soil amendments. A fourth- and fifth-grade recycling program partially funds the project. Success is measured by monitoring use of the plot by birds, students, and community members.