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New Issue of International Journal of Environmental Education Available

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The second volume of NAAEE's free online journal--the International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education--was released this month and features articles from the US, Australia, and Japan. The issue includes original research, articles about early childhood education in practice, and news and perspectives from the field. The volume also includes selected translations in Spanish and Portuguese.

Journal Contents Include:

Rachel Carson: Celebrated Environmental Ecologist and Early Childhood Environmental Education Advocate
(With translations in Spanish and Portuguese)
Yash Bhagwanji, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Bora Simmons, University of Oregon, USA
Scaffolding as a tool for environmental education in early childhood
Alex Zurek, Marquette University, USA
Julia Torquati, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
Ibrahim Acar, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
Young children's opportunities for unstructured environmental exploration of nature: Links to adults' experiences in childhood
Shelby Gull Laird, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Laura McFarland-Piazza, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Sydnye Allen, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Taming the wild: Approaches to nature in Japanese early childhood education
Rachael S. Burke, Hiroshima University, Japan
Early childhood educators' preferences and perceptions regarding outdoor settings as learning environments
Julie Ernst, University of Minnesota in Duluth, USA
Creative connecting: Early childhood nature journaling sparks wonder and develops ecological literacy
Kelly Johnson, Montessori Tides School, Florida, USA
Bridging the gap: Meeting the needs of early childhood students by integrating technology and environmental education
Jana Willis, University of Houston - Clear Lake, USA
Brenda Weiser, University of Houston - Clear Lake, USA
Donna Kirkwood, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), USA
Growing up WILD: Teaching environmental education in early childhood
Carol Fortino, University of Northern Colorado, USA
Helen Gerretson, University of Northern Colorado, USA
Linda Button, University of Northern Colorado, USA
Vivian Masters, University of Northern Colorado, USA
Editors' Review of Research in Early Childhood Education for Sustainability: International Perspectives and Provocations
Julie Davis, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Sue Elliott, University of New England, Australia
Children, Youth and Environments (CYE) announces a special issue on greening early childhood education
Patti Bailie, University of Maine at Farmington, USA
Nancy Rosenow, Nature Explore/Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, USA
The Natural Start Alliance: Building Collective Impact for Early Childhood Environmental Education
Christy Merrick, North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), USA
Click here to view the journal.