Experiential Learning

25 Jul 2016
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Want smooth, well-nourished skin? DIY Scrub

Look no further than your garden and kitchen pantry for ingredients to create smooth, well-nourished skin. While store shelves abound with products to be purchased and tried, nothing beats a DIY scrub.Salt and sugar are some of the most common choices for abrasive materials in a scrub. With larger particles size, salt tends to create…

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20 Jul 2016
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Roasted Chicory Root Peach Tea

There is nothing like a cold glass of iced tea on a hot summer’s day! Even better if you’ve made the brew yourself. With summer already in full swing, why not try a few new recipes for yourself?There are many different herbs that can be used to brew a good cup of iced tea. While…

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Getting Your Garden Going: Three First Steps

The high desert climate of Santa Fe, New Mexico offers unique challenges for practiced and would-be gardeners alike. Yet the beauty and bounty inherent in overcoming these tests only adds to the feeling of accomplishment when one reaps the bounty of their harvest.Regardless of where you are located, there are quick and easy steps that…

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20 Apr 2016
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Spring Gardening Will Boost Your Mood

The trees are budding and the dandelions are popping their cheerful heads up everywhere you look. Spring has truly sprung! What better way to celebrate the change in weather than preparing for the garden season. Maybe you’ve pulled out your seed catalogs, chosen your favorite seeds to plant, tilled your soil or pulled the weeds from…

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17 Feb 2016
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A Case for Experiential Education

by Ben Klasky, President and CEO, IslandWoodAs I entered my first year in the classroom, a veteran teacher offered me some advice: “Don’t smile until December.” This was her not-so-subtle hint at how to maintain order in school. And so I began teaching with a clear vision for my class: my students would sit still…

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