This episode explores the most recent collaboration between the National Park Service and the Nebraska Writing Project: a planned river float for area high school students to allow them to experience the Niobrara River in a way they may not have before.
A partnership between the Nebraska Writing Project and Agate Fossil Beds National Monument has developed the park's paleontological, geological, and early history of the plains stories into a series of workshops designed for teachers. In this episode, teacher-participants share how the workshop series evolved and impacted them as place-based writers and educators.
The Nebraska Writing Project and Homestead National Monument have partnered together to host the Prairie Visions Writing Festival, and annual workshop for middle and high schoolers. In this episode, educators and rangers discuss using place-based writing to give students a greater appreciation of place, writing, history, and the Homestead Act.
In this episode, Pierce High School English teacher Melissa Legate and professor Robert Brooke illustrate how place-conscious education can blend with an emphasis on civic engagement and understanding issues from multiple perspectives.
The Husker Writers Program brings high school and college students together to research local issues and present advocacy writing to local legislators. In this episode, UNL assistant professor Rachael Shah and North Star high school teacher Jessica Meyers discuss this approach to argument writing, and we get to listen in on their students' presentations to state senator Adam Morfeld.
In this episode, professor and Nebraska Writing Project director Robert Brooke introduces the basic concepts of place-conscious education and how the project is promoting place-conscious education across the state.
In this episode, Marianne Kunkel and Susan Martens, two English PhD graduates, continue their conversation about their time at UNL and specifically Susan Marten's ongoing career at Missouri Western State University.
In this episode, Cory Willard and some of his students discuss their experience in English 317: Literature and the Environment, which took place in western Nebraska in the summer of 2019. (Note: This course will be taught again during the summer of 2020, though it will be moved online.)