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Day 69: Adolescents are just as smart as adults (in some ways)

A lot of Earth-saving has to do with understanding the psychology of people and how to reach them better. It’s not about what you present to people, it’s how you do it – just like what you say isn’t as important as the tone of voice you say it with. Here, I’ll explain why I think adolescents are just as smart as adults. (All the information about brain development was gleaned from Steinberg, full reference below).   Continue reading

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Day 26: Teaching kids to love the Earth

 

My lovely bf gave me this model of our solar system (the sun lights up and the planets move in orbit). I’m showing it to kids for the first time tomorrow – I’m excited to see their reaction!

 

You save the world because you love it, right? And you love it because of what you’ve come to know. You love seeing the stars at night, you love how animals look and act, you love pristine environments, you love taking a hike up a mountain, and you love walking on the beach with a beautiful clear ocean. These things trigger our sense of beauty, inspiration, peace, and connection with the Earth or a divinity, and most of us use nature at one time or another to get those feelings.

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Day 4: Approaching science with young children

In my short time working with children, I’ve noticed that children have a greater capacity for understanding and enjoying science than is currently being explored. That is not to say that we should focus more on science by taking away from the other areas that are being taught in school, or make additional time for science. Continue reading

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