High Country News January 21, 2013
As production from unconventional reserves ramps up, students are flooding into university and technical programs supporting oil and gas development.
In the midst of the nation’s current oil and gas frenzy and controversies over fracking, energy company contributions to schools are raising questions about academic integrity.
The original outdoor education school came close to falling apart after consolidating into a single national school. Now, its newly separate branches are thriving and redefining themselves.
Whitman College's Semester in the West and similar programs strive to make students think about resource issues critically and compassionately, and often change their lives in the process.
The nation's network of Long Term Ecological Research Stations are increasingly embracing art and writing in hopes of broadening their impact and public reach.
Agua University trains young people in Los Angeles County to work as water samplers, employing them and also teaching about the importance of clean water.
Dennis Sizemore, who heads the outdoor education program, discusses its founding and philosophy with HCN.
The pro-wilderness group teaches elders how to engage in public lands management, while having a great time.
Today, many educational organizations and institutions offer incredible learning opportunities -- both in the field and the classroom -- for students and non-students to chow down on the West’s meaty issues.
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Nature photographer Howie Garber captures mountain light and color, making a powerful visual argument against more development in Salt Lake City’s high-elevation backyard
A writing teacher discovers that the real difference he makes for disadvantaged kids is through listening and other simple acts.