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Smithsonian Badges Program Begins, Extending Student Learning Beyond Interactive Webinars Series and Classroom Activities

Since its launch in April, nearly 3,000 students have signed up for the Smithsonian Quests program and have begun to participate in game-based learning activities to earn up to seven badges, such as 'Dirt Detective' and 'Enviro-Scientist.'”

Smithsonian SHOUT Environmental Education Program Inspires Thousands to Explore Water Issues and Take Action

"More than 4,500 students and teachers from 18 countries, representing a diverse range of grade levels and learning environments, connected with experts and peers during the live online conference series presented this spring by the Smithsonian SHOUT environmental education program to explore water from academic and real-world perspectives. ...

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Shout Badges

"New to the SHOUT program this year is the addition of Smithsonian Quests, an online program where students earn digital badges by proving their knowledge of environmental topics and completing services activities in their community, based on content introduced in the archived SHOUT webinar sessions. Since its launch in April, nearly 3,000 students have signed up for the program and have begun to participate in game-based learning activities to earn up to seven badges, such as 'Dirt Detective' and 'Enviro-Scientist.'”

Read the full press release.

 

May 24, 2012  |   LearningTimes News

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