The space is outdoors. The experience is personal and the journey can be solitary or take place in groups. Informal or formal the places visited are sites of learning. Locked in memory our experiences in the outdoors are a constant source of wonderment and food to replenish our sense of wellbeing. Our experiences in the outdoors can endure in the abstract as ideas for developing a sense of a well lived life. They can also draw us back to places and reenergise the body. Physical and emotional wellbeing collides in the unexpected events that flourish in the outdoors. Our readiness for enjoyment and personal development are subjective states which this book challenges. Traversing the landscape of the outdoors the collection of chapters contained range from the theoretical to the practical including strategies for teaching and learning that are transdisciplinary. With ideas for practitioners as well as thoughtful reading for readers of diverse ages and interests this book includes contributions from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Canada.
Author: Marina Lachecki
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Release Date: 2002-07-29
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Teaching Kids to Love the Earth is a collection of 186 earth-caring activities designed for use with children of all ages to help them experience and appreciate the earth. This book leads you through the authors’ Sense of Wonder Circle: curiosity, exploration, discovery, sharing, and passion. Each chapter contains a story, instructions for a main activity, suggestions for related activities, and a lsit of additional resources. Teaching Kids to Love the Earth will enable you and the children you work with to experience a “sense of wonder” about the world we share.
Author: Debbie Lee
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017-10-03
The Land Speaks explores the intersection of two vibrant fields, oral history and environmental studies. Ranging across farm and forest, city and wilderness, river and desert, this collection of fourteen oral histories gives voice to nature and the stories it has to tell. These essays consider topics as diverse as environmental activism, wilderness management, public health, urban exploring, and smoke jumping. They raise questions about the roles of water, neglected urban spaces, land ownership concepts, protectionist activism, and climate change. Covering almost every region of the United States and part of the Caribbean, Lee and Newfont and their diverse collection of contributors address the particular contributions oral history can make toward understanding issues of public land and the environment. In the face of global warming and events like the Flint water crisis, environmental challenges are undoubtedly among the most pressing issues of our time. These essays suggest that oral history can serve both documentary and problem-solving functions as we grapple with these challenges.
Author: Daniel D. Chiras
Publisher: Island Pr
Release Date: 1992-05
Genre: Business & Economics
Citizens concerned about the environment are taking up the call for a new, sustainable lifestyle. Lessons from Nature tells us what sustainability really means, and how we can achieve it. Daniel Chiras brings the concept of sustainability to life, defining it in a variety of contexts--economic, biological, political, and ethical. He also explores creative, practical ways we can apply the principles of sustainability to agriculture, industry, transportation, and other aspects of modern life. Chiras views the environmental crisis as an opportunity to redirect society away from short-term, stopgap solutions toward a new world ethic based on living in harmony with nature. He offers a fresh, bold vision of the future in which all human endeavors, from international policies to individual actions, unite us in our effort to save the planet. Lessons from Nature is foremost about solutions. It opens with a frank discussion of the scope and causes of our current crisis. Next, it examines key trends in population, agriculture, energy, biological diversity, pollution, and solid waste disposal, offering feasible, affordable suggestions to put them back on a sustainable course. Chiras offers numerous examples of positive actions on the part of individuals, corporations, and governments throughout the United States and the international community, and he sets a clear agenda for additional action.
Author: Frank W. J. Opie
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Nature study
This is an environmental resource for teachers and parents of learners in the middle years of childhood (9-14 years). It represents an attempt to encourage earth-caring attitudes which lead to environmental action.
Author: Kathryn Sheehan
Publisher: Council Oaks Distribution
Release Date: 1998
The most complete guide available to introduce children ages three through ten to environmental education and appreciation. Designed for use at home or in the classroom, Earth Child fosters an understanding of the interrelationships of all living things. This expanded edition includes a Teacher's Guide and updated resource list.
"As they settle into the place, the passing of each day offers up simple truths as Ruth Ann and her husband repair the cabin, learn the contour and texture of the land, and become ever more mindful of the animals and plants that share their living space. As the couple learns to walk in step with nature, they discover a depth and richness to life that has previously evaded them. In the hills of Brown County, Indiana, the author finds a fullness of life that survives even loss." "Swimming with Frogs will appeal to naturalists of all stripes, fans of contemplative writing, and Brown County residents and visitors."--Jacket.