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Environmental Science and Policy
education, environment, educator, curriculum, nature, outdoors, teach, learning, environmental justice, place-based education
Research has shown that providing ample opportunity for children to go outside and interact with the outdoors increases cognitive, social, and emotional well-being (Bento and Dias 2017). But do curriculums really allow for this type of learning? In an attempt to understand what restrictions educators might have that prevent them from incorporating environmental education into their curriculum, we looked through documents published by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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Fizer, Abigail Morgan; Gottfried, Malika; and Reis, Audrey Elizabeth, "Environmental Education in Western Massachusetts Curriculums" (2023). Class Project, Smith College, Northampton, MA.
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