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Lecture: Grounding Learning In Place And Community At The The San Diego Natural History Museum

Photo from the Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater at the San Diego Natural History Museum. © San Diego Natural History Museum

Above: Photo from the Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater at the San Diego Natural History Museum. © San Diego Natural History Museum

The San Diego Natural History Museum presents a lecture by Greg Smith, Lewis & Clark College.

Explore an approach to teaching and learning that is breaking down the boundary that often stands between schools and the social and natural worlds that exist beyond them.

Recently, a growing number of educators across the United States (and elsewhere) have been experimenting with an approach to teaching and learning that is breaking down the boundary that often stands between schools and the social and natural worlds that exist beyond them. Called place- and community-based education, teachers who adopt this approach integrate local knowledge and concerns into the classroom, involve students in field studies and real world problem solving, and work with community partners to provide opportunities for young people to participate in projects that have value for others.

The result is higher levels of academic engagement as well as the cultivation of children and youth committed to citizen participation and environmental stewardship. Greg Smith is one of the nation’s leading experts on place-based education.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 6:30–8 p.m.
*Part of the Museum’s Sustainable Planet: Children and Nature lecture series. Advance registration recommended. $5 per person.

Location: San Diego Natural History Museum, Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater, 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101. Google Map

We are located in Balboa Park, near the intersection of Park Boulevard and Village Place, just south of the San Diego Zoo. See Balboa Park Map for available parking, tram and museum locations with the park.

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