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Earth Stories Exchange
April 27 - June 12
The Earth Stories Exchange is Upham’s commitment to connecting people to the Earth through the healing power of nature. All you have to do is explore nature, create a story, share it with us, and we will share a story with you in return- like pen pals! We would love to see all sorts of stories, so please share this with your friends and family! Keep an eye on our page for featured stories (it could be your story). We look forward to exchanging Earth stories with you! Check out this flyer for more information!
Check out stories created by Upham Staff and add yours here as well! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GMF-Ir06cGMDv2jmS8Ix3kryOMBQ4AGQ
Why swap stories about nature and science?
Uniting storytelling and science emphasize relationships between the experience, narrator, and scientific data. These connections and self-centered discoveries lead to:
a) deeper reflection on a scientific experience
b) developing skills such as science communication
c) creating a positive relationship between participant and science
(Hougham et al., 2020).
d) Co-discovery for youth and adults –
e) A multicultural and individualized approach inviting broader participation in science
(Zocher & Hougham, 2020).
This project was developed following the North American Association of Environmental Education Guidelines for Excellence. The initiatives of this project build upon the objectives of EPA local
The Earth Stories Exchange is Upham’s commitment to community science during COVID-19. Upham’s other community science initiatives also include Science Strikes Back (supported by EPA NE00E02399), the Research Accelerators (supported by Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District) and Sauk County Youth Conservation Days.
Hougham, R. J., Herde, I., Olsen, S., Loveland, J., Oszuscik, S., Meyers, M., Morgan, T., & Steinhauer, M. (2020). Science to Story, Story to Social. Connected Science Learning.
Zocher, J. L. & Hougham, R. J. (2020). Implementing Ecopedagogy as an Experiential Approach to Decolonizing Science Education. Journal of Experiential Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/1053825920908615