Ecology, Environment and Education
This site contains curriculum ideas and resources
drawn from environmental education, fisheries education, outdoor
education and other ecologically oriented approaches to education
that bring students in contact with the natural world in which
they live. Anyone wishing to contribute to this site is encouraged
to contact the coordinator of the Alaska Native Knowledge Network
at (907) 474-1902,
or send an email message to email@example.com.
Excerpt: "Beginning in 2008, we became one of the newer centers
in the national network of centers for ocean sciences education excellence
COSEE, aimed at helping ocean scientists reach broad audiences with their research.
We're a regional center (Alaska) with a theme of People, Oceans and Climate
Change, focused on weaving together traditional knowledge and western science
to share place-based knowledge of ocean climate change in the north."
International Union for Conservation of Nature
Excerpt: "IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of
Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment
development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects
all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations,
United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop
policy, laws and best practice."
This site is dedicated on Northern Indigenous views on
climate change and ecology.
Knowledge in Social-Ecological System
Edited by Carl Floke
Excerpt: " The special feature of Ecology
and Society on Traditional Knowledge in Social–Ecological Systems
consists of 11 contributions, covering issues of conservation, ecosystem
and governance in arctic, temperate, and tropical environments. These
articles reflect on the difficulties, but also the potential to be found,
knowledge, institutional arrangements, and cultural foundations of traditional
and local societies with contemporary society."
Excerpt: "Planet Drum
was founded in 1973 to provide an effective grassroots approach
to ecology that emphasizes sustainability, community self-determination
and regional self-reliance. In association with community activists
and ecologists, Planet Drum developed the concept of a bioregion:
a distinct area with coherent and interconnected plant and
animal communities, and natural systems, often defined by a
watershed. A bioregion is a whole "life-place" with unique
requirements for human inhabitation so that it will not
be disrupted and injured. Through its projects, publications,
speakers, and workshops, Planet Drum helps start new bioregional
groups and encourages local organizations and individuals
to find ways to live within the natural confines of bioregions."
Management in Indian Country
Management in Indian Country now provides information
on managing hazardous waste, construction
and demolition waste, industrial solid waste, mining waste, munitions
and municipal solid waste."
Traditional Ecological Knowledge Its Rightful Place in Environmental
Over the past two decades, governments and southern developers have turned
increasingly to the North in their search for economic opportunities....This
growing interest, and the coincident planning and investment in northern
development projects, raises environmental concerns within aboriginal communities,
environmental organizations, and public-interest groups...
Northwest Environmental Education Clearinghouse
In response to your need to locate environmental education information,
the Environmental Protection Agency has established the Northwest Environmental
Education Clearinghouse with free access to Alaskan teachers and other
educators. Clearinghouse requests may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org or
Mayor Eben Hopson's
Testimony Before the Berger Inquiry
A Canadian Royal Commission, headed by Supreme Court Justice Thomas
Berger, conducted the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, an exhaustive
of the likely impact of oil and gas development throughout the Western
Canadian Arctic. Mayor Eben Hopson was invited to testify before
the "Berger Commission." The
following is his testimony. It tells the story of how Arctic oil and
gas development has been viewed by one of the most prominent political
in the Arctic.