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Do you want to learn more about complex ecological systems, nature-culture relations, and field-based science? We have designed these frameworks for educators working in a variety of places (community-based organizations of all types, homes, schools). Each framework provides in-depth, research-based information about its topic, as well as a variety of appendices that help educators put their new learning into practice. These include vignettes that show the ideas in practice and a self-assessment that educators can use to reflect on their current and future thinking and practice.

Deliberación y Toma-de-Decisiones Éticas en el Marco de los Sistemas-Ecológicos

Ethical Deliberation and Decision-Making in Socio-Ecological Systems Framework

Complex Socio-Ecological Systems Framework

Modeling and Forming Explanations Framework

Wonderings, “Should We”, and Investigation Questions in Field-Based Science Framework

Preguntas, “¿Deberíamos?” y Preguntas de Investigación en Ciencia Basada en el Campo


Phenology Framework

Marco de Fenología

Relationships in Socio-Ecological Systems Framework



Power and Historicity Framework

Family and Community Framework for Engagement and Collaboration

Observations and Data Collection for Making Sense of Phenomena Framework


Marco de Relaciones de La Naturaleza y La Cultura

Nature-Culture Relations Framework


Marco de Cultura, Aprendizaje e Identidad

Culture, Learning and Identity Framework

Socio-ecological Histories of Places Framework