Category: Environmental education

A Most Sustainable, Modular Classroom

I’ve been wanting to write this post ever since spending time last summer in company of a bright, knowledgeable, talented and articulate go-getter architect by the name of Stacy Smedley. She was a lead designer of the Bertschi School Living

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Worried about Air Pollution? Look Inside.

The average American spends so much time indoors. Rather too bad, but that’s the reality for most of us. With the onset of winter, it’s gonna be truer. Catching my attention lately was the quote: “According to the [EPA], the

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An Urban Oasis – in Portland’s Pearl District

What a delight was in store for us when finding Tanner Springs Park in downtown Portland’s Pearl District several weeks ago! This 1-acre urban park, occupying a city block, was created back in 2010 by a team of landscape architects

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We’ve Got a Problem… (?)

Resilience: Readying for Another Superstorm

Picking up where I last left off on resiliency, Development Projects Featuring “Resilience” to Climate Change (Pt 2), I noted a major project is well underway to help lessen the effects of future extreme climate events on the people and

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Reading About Nature, Beautifully Illustrated

Last Thursday was my final Baltimore Reading Partners tutoring session with a 2nd grader at Dallas F. Nicholas Sr. Elementary School. Just in the nick of time, I remembered we tutors were encouraged to bring a gift to our kids.  “A book,

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A Flat-Out Awesome Climate Program & Info

Yale University’s Climate Change Opinion Maps are really helpful to organizations, businesses, government and just plain folks. These maps span a hefty number of surveys or polling on various aspects and consequences of global warming, including behavior. This work is

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A Most Amazing Restoration I Have Yet to See…

The Miquon Creek Steam Restoration Project is today’s topic in honor of the recently celebrated Earth Day. I learned about this project in a presentation by water resources engineering firm Biohabitats at “Engineering Green Maryland” last November in Baltimore. With permission

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The March for Science – by a U.S. Congressman, for one

This past Saturday, Earth Day 2017, coincided with The March for Science, as you know. (Isn’t this official poster awesome? Also looks like a horse rearing up, kicking its front legs in the air!) From the meetup.com #Resist: Baltimore website:

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National Park Week and Earth Day 2017

In last weekend’s Baltimore Sun, a “Readers Respond” letter was offered by Theresa Pierno, president and CEO of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA): “Last month, Sens. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, and Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, introduced bipartisan

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