Stories from the Field

Educators in all corners of the world are using the natural and cultural environment as a foundation for learning. View brief vignettes, or use the search engine at right to find more in-depth case studies, filtered by grade level, demographics, subject area, and more. on what others are doing in elementary or high schools, urban or rural settings, with a science or a more cultural focus. Exploring place-based learning vignettes and case studies can support and inspire you in your own place-based education and relative initiatives. play a powerful role when seeking support for place-based education and related initiatives.

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Angela McGregor, an educator with Shelburne Farms' Sustainable Schools Project, was teaching Lawrence Barnes first graders a lesson about chickens when something unexpected—and extraordinary—happened: a little chicken leapt across a cultural divide.