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Ecoliteracy SCHOOL: A Collaborative Program in Minnesota’s Great Outdoors — PRTP15



If you’ve ever wanted to ponder ways to connect students with the great outdoors and environmental education, stay tuned. This will be quite a treat. Today you’re meeting Megan Barnett Schimek a HS science teacher from Pine Island, Minnesota and Jessie Barnett, a student-based faculty member in public health at the University of Minnesota Rochester. Their collaborative spirit and commitment to environmental awareness, public health, and place-based education is commendable. Today you’ll learn about the collaborative partnership between their students — it’s quite an impactful experience. Learn more in this episode about Ecoliteracy School.

Jessie Barnett

Megan Barnett Schimek

Additional Links Referenced in the Episode:

Minnesota Naturalist Program

Roots and Shoots Environmental Club

Big Woods big river

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