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Investigating... Going Green

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Investigations is the curriculum used by Eastern's Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC). The curriculum is centered around engaging projects—called "investigations"—on topics that are selected by children, teachers, and families. As children investigate a topic in learning centers, small collaborative groups, whole group activities, movement and music experiences, outdoor observation, or field trips, they acquire critical competencies identified in the Connecticut State Department of Education Curriculum and Assessment Framework and the standards of national professional organizations. In Going Green, three preschool teachers describe how children engaged in a variety of learning activities while exploring what it means to "go green." The video also features an interview with Dr. Theresa Bouley about the importance of connecting children to nature.


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Credits for Investigating...Going Green

Producer/Director: Kristin Chemerka (Eastern student)

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Denise Matthews

Executive Producer: Julia DeLapp

Production Coordinator: Ken Measimer

Finish Editor: Sean Leser (Eastern student)

Music Composer: Ross Page (Eastern student)

Animation: Nick Napoletano

Featured Teachers: Claudia Ahern, Patricia Gardner, Niloufar Rezai

Faculty Expert: Dr. Theresa Bouley

For more information about the Going Green investigation, contact Niloufar Rezai.


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