Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

Ask the BEETLES

A Reflection on Black History Month

February 25, 2019: Ask the BEETLES

How can we honor Black History Month within the context of outdoor and environmental education? There is a lot of work to be done to address issues of equity and inclusion, and to acknowledge the history and contributions of black leaders in outdoor spaces. Below are some actions we commit to, and that we encourage […]

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Integrating Territorial Acknowledgments Into Outdoor Science Programs

November 20, 2018: Ask the BEETLES

**Note: This blog post has been re-published as a resource page. Please click here for the most updated information and to view more example acknowledgments.** Special thanks to BEETLES Emerging Leader Erica Ellis and other Cheakamus Centre staff for their contributions to the development of this blog post. As environmental and outdoor science educators, we have […]

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Ask the BEETLES: Nature Exploration With Young Students

September 25, 2018: Ask the BEETLES

Question from a Program Leader: “I run an outdoor education program for families with children ages 2-5. I love everything you all do and am working on incorporating the learning cycle strategies onto our lessons more.  I am reaching out to see if you could suggest any resources or have examples of utilizing ‘I notice, […]

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Tales from the Field: Using Games

August 25, 2016: Ask the BEETLES

The following is an exchange between two program leaders currently using BEETLES Professional Learning Sessions and the BEETLES team. The most effective use of games is a topic that regularly comes up at BEETLES institutes and workshops, and that we hear in many other science education settings. Read on to hear some of our thoughts […]

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Kids participating in BEETLES activity at stream

Content vs. Process: A False Dichotomy

March 1, 2016: Ask the BEETLES

The following is an exchange between a program leader currently using BEETLES Professional Learning Sessions and the BEETLES team. The content vs. process “debate” is one that folks have raised many times in BEETLES institutes over the last four years, and that we hear in many other science education settings. You can bet it will […]

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