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Beyond Ecophobia

Beyond Ecophobia

Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education

  • Author: David Sobel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781935713043
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 61
  • View: 3606
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Place-Based Education

Place-Based Education

Connecting Classrooms and Communities

  • Author: David Sobel
  • Publisher: Orion Society
  • ISBN: 9781935713050
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 147
  • View: 2137
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"The author details and celebrates an approach to teaching that emphasizes connections among school, community, and environment". --Source : inconnue.

Children's Special Places

Children's Special Places

Exploring the Role of Forts, Dens, and Bush Houses in Middle Childhood

  • Author: David Sobel
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 9780814330265
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 170
  • View: 6708
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From the ages of five to twelve, the middle years of childhood, young people explore their surroundings and find or construct private spaces. In these secret places, children develop and control environments of their own and enjoy freedom from the rules of the adult world. Children's Special Places enters these hidden worlds, reveals their importance to children's development and emotional health, and shows educators, parents, and other adults how they can foster a bond between young people and nature that is important to maturation.

Childhood and Nature

Childhood and Nature

Design Principles for Educators

  • Author: David Sobel
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
  • ISBN: 157110741X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 168
  • View: 4437
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Presents a collection of essays combining anecdotal and theoretical insights into environmental ethics and human ecology to help foster environmentally responsible students.

Essential readings in environmental education

Essential readings in environmental education

  • Author: Harold R. Hungerford,Center for Instruction, Staff Development and Evaluation
  • Publisher: Stipes Pub Llc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 443
  • View: 760
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The Failure of Environmental Education (And How We Can Fix It)

The Failure of Environmental Education (And How We Can Fix It)

  • Author: Charles Saylan,Daniel T. Blumstein
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520265386
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 241
  • View: 8266
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“The hope for the future depends on teaching current and future students the analytical and critical thinking skills for dealing with the most critical problems. My own hope is for this book to be read by everyone, even those outside the field of environmental education. Read this book, read it again, share it widely, and do something - anything - to help our needy and wounded planet."-Marc Bekoff, author of The Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons For Expanding Our Compassion Footprint "Saylan and Blumstein provide a compelling vision of what can be, and what should be, if we have the courage to open our eyes and the boldness to act.”-Peter Saundry, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Council for Science and the Environment “A clarion call to incorporate environmental education in all grades K-12, across all academic disciplines, in order to produce future generations of environmental stewards."-Mark Gold, President, Heal The Bay "We need a sea change in the educational system. After all, if we can teach schoolchildren that vandalism is wrong, why can we not teach them that environmental destruction is wrong? This book is a haunting call to action. A beautifully written manifesto that gets it right."-Ron Swaisgood, Director of Applied Animal Ecology, Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global “The greatest threat to the future of all species on the planet is the huge gap between what is understood about global climate change by the scientific community and what is known about climate change by the people who need to know -- the public. The sound prescriptions in this book need to be read now. We are running out of time.”-Dr. James Hansen, world-renowned climatologist and author of Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity “Environmental education is a disaster and educating the public on environmental issues is the greatest challenge facing humanity today. This book will help us understand why we are headed toward the collapse of civilization, and more important, how to fix it. Packed with sound science, useful information, and brilliant ideas, it is a book we must read, and give, to our local school boards and principals nationwide. Our children will thank us."-Paul R. Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb and Humanity on a Tightrope

Mountains and Plains

Mountains and Plains

The Ecology of Wyoming Landscapes

  • Author: Dennis H. Knight,George P. Jones,William A. Reiners,William H. Romme
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300185928
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 404
  • View: 7696
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Many changessome discouraging, others hopefulhave occurred in the Rocky Mountain region since the first edition of this widely acclaimed book was published. Wildlife habitat has become more fragmented, once-abundant sage grouse are now scarce, and forest fires occur more frequently. At the same time, wolves have been successfully reintroduced, and new approaches to conservation have been adopted. For this updated and expanded Second Edition, the authors provide a highly readable synthesis of research undertaken in the past two decades and address two important questions: How can ecosystems be used so that future generations benefit from them as we have? How can we anticipate and adapt to climate changes while conserving biological diversity?

The Geography of Childhood

The Geography of Childhood

Why Children Need Wild Places

  • Author: Gary Paul Nabhan,Stephen Trimble
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 9780807085257
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 184
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What may happen now that so many more children are denied exposure to wilderness than at any other time in human history?

Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth

Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth

  • Author: Patty Born Selly
  • Publisher: Redleaf Press
  • ISBN: 1605542032
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 272
  • View: 6727
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More than 100 classroom activities to help children learn about and care for the earth Educate young children about the environment through experience and play. These activities encourage children to develop a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy for nature. Each chapter focuses on a common and important environmental topic—from waste reduction and recycling to air quality, weather and climate change, and energy reduction—and provides information to help you present these topics to children in developmentally appropriate ways. Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth will help you excite children, engage families, and encourage your community to be green. Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth is a 2014 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom winner!

Children's Participation

Children's Participation

The Theory and Practice of Involving Young Citizens in Community Development and Environmental Care

  • Author: Roger A. Hart
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134172222
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 220
  • View: 968
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People's relationship to nature is the greatest issue facing the world at the turn of the millennium, and all over the world young people have shown enormous enthusiasm for environmental action. Many countries are radically reassessing both the role of citizens in managing their environment and the rights and responsibilities of children to be involved in shaping their own and their communities' futures. This book, by one of the world's leading authorities on environmental education, is written in the conviction that children can play a valuable and lasting role in sustainable development, if their participation is taken seriously and planned with thought for their developing capabilities and unique strengths. Through direct participation, children can develop a genuine appreciation of democracy and a sense of their own competence and responsibility. The planning, design, monitoring and management of the physical environment is an ideal domain for their participation, in part because their commitment to it is so strong. The book is for planners, educationalists and environmentalists, introducing the theory and the practice of children's participation, and its importance for developing democracy and sustainable communities. It emphasises genuine participation, where children are themselves involved in defining problems and acting as reflective, critical participants in issues affecting their communities. The 'environment' is interpreted broadly to include, for example, the planning of housing areas and the management of playgrounds. Detailed case studies are provided from urban and rural, poor and middle class communities from both the North and South. For teachers, group facilitators and community leaders, it presents organising principles, successful models, practical techniques and resources for involving young people in environmental projects.

Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest

Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest

  • Author: Joan Maloof
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 0820335983
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 176
  • View: 6147
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In this collection of natural-history essays, biologist Joan Maloof embarks on a series of lively, fact-filled expeditions into forests of the eastern United States. Through Maloof’s engaging, conversational style, each essay offers a lesson in stewardship as it explores the interwoven connections between a tree species and the animals and insects whose lives depend on it--and who, in turn, work to ensure the tree’s survival. Never really at home in a laboratory, Maloof took to the woods early in her career. Her enthusiasm for firsthand observation in the wild spills over into her writing, whether the subject is the composition of forest air, the eagle’s preference for nesting in loblolly pines, the growth rings of the bald cypress, or the gray squirrel’s fondness for weevil-infested acorns. With a storyteller’s instinct for intriguing particulars, Maloof expands our notions about what a tree “is” through her many asides--about the six species of leafhoppers who eat only sycamore leaves or the midges who live inside holly berries and somehow prevent them from turning red. As a scientist, Maloof accepts that trees have a spiritual dimension that cannot be quantified. As an unrepentant tree hugger, she finds support in the scientific case for biodiversity. As an activist, she can’t help but wonder how much time is left for our forests.

Education and the Environment

Education and the Environment

Creating Standards-Based Programs in Schools and Districts

  • Author: Gerald A. Lieberman
  • Publisher: Harvard Education Press
  • ISBN: 9781612506296
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 250
  • View: 3415
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In this timely book, curriculum expert Gerald A. Lieberman provides an innovative guide to creating and implementing a new type of environmental education that combines standards-based lessons on English language arts, math, history, and science with community investigations and service learning projects.

Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens

Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens

The Handbook for Outdoor Learning

  • Author: David Sobel
  • Publisher: Redleaf Press
  • ISBN: 1605544299
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 280
  • View: 8810
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Everything you need to get started and succeed in a nature preschool or forest kindergarten.

Last Child in the Woods

Last Child in the Woods

Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

  • Author: Richard Louv
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • ISBN: 9781565125865
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 416
  • View: 2298
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“The children and nature movement is fueled by this fundamental idea: the child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable.” —Richard Louv, from the new edition In his landmark work Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv brought together cutting-edge studies that pointed to direct exposure to nature as essential for a child’s healthy physical and emotional development. Now this new edition updates the growing body of evidence linking the lack of nature in children’s lives and the rise in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. Louv’s message has galvanized an international back-to-nature campaign to “Leave No Child Inside.” His book will change the way you think about our future and the future of our children. “[The] national movement to ‘leave no child inside’ . . . has been the focus of Capitol Hill hearings, state legislative action, grass-roots projects, a U.S. Forest Service initiative to get more children into the woods and a national effort to promote a ‘green hour’ in each day. . . . The increased activism has been partly inspired by a best-selling book, Last Child in the Woods, and its author, Richard Louv.” —The Washington Post “Last Child in the Woods, which describes a generation so plugged into electronic diversions that it has lost its connection to the natural world, is helping drive a movement quickly flourishing across the nation.” —The Nation’s Health “This book is an absolute must-read for parents.” —The Boston Globe Now includes A Field Guide with 100 Practical Actions We Can Take Discussion Points for Book Groups, Classrooms, and Communities Additional Notes by the Author New and Updated Research from the U.S. and Abroad

The Failure of Environmental Education (And How We Can Fix It)

The Failure of Environmental Education (And How We Can Fix It)

  • Author: Charles Saylan,Daniel T. Blumstein
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520265386
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 241
  • View: 7266
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“The hope for the future depends on teaching current and future students the analytical and critical thinking skills for dealing with the most critical problems. My own hope is for this book to be read by everyone, even those outside the field of environmental education. Read this book, read it again, share it widely, and do something - anything - to help our needy and wounded planet."-Marc Bekoff, author of The Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons For Expanding Our Compassion Footprint "Saylan and Blumstein provide a compelling vision of what can be, and what should be, if we have the courage to open our eyes and the boldness to act.”-Peter Saundry, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Council for Science and the Environment “A clarion call to incorporate environmental education in all grades K-12, across all academic disciplines, in order to produce future generations of environmental stewards."-Mark Gold, President, Heal The Bay "We need a sea change in the educational system. After all, if we can teach schoolchildren that vandalism is wrong, why can we not teach them that environmental destruction is wrong? This book is a haunting call to action. A beautifully written manifesto that gets it right."-Ron Swaisgood, Director of Applied Animal Ecology, Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global “The greatest threat to the future of all species on the planet is the huge gap between what is understood about global climate change by the scientific community and what is known about climate change by the people who need to know -- the public. The sound prescriptions in this book need to be read now. We are running out of time.”-Dr. James Hansen, world-renowned climatologist and author of Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity “Environmental education is a disaster and educating the public on environmental issues is the greatest challenge facing humanity today. This book will help us understand why we are headed toward the collapse of civilization, and more important, how to fix it. Packed with sound science, useful information, and brilliant ideas, it is a book we must read, and give, to our local school boards and principals nationwide. Our children will thank us."-Paul R. Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb and Humanity on a Tightrope

Young Children and the Environment

Young Children and the Environment

  • Author: Julie Davis
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107636345
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 336
  • View: 7448
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This is an essential text for students, teachers and practitioners in a range of early childhood education and care settings.

The Green Hour

The Green Hour

A Daily Dose of Nature for Happier, Healthier, Smarter Kids

  • Author: Todd Christopher
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1590307569
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 225
  • View: 2289
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The National Wildlife Federation's GreenHour.org provides an activity-packed book for parents that will help them explore with their children the wonders of nature through science and play. Original.

Wild Play

Wild Play

Parenting Adventures in the Great Outdoors

  • Author: David Sobel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780996267694
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 256
  • View: 781
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A trailblazing environmental educator raised his children in the heart of nature. His story shows other parents how they can counter today's pervasive "nature deficit." Updated wtih new essays. When David Sobel's children,Tara and Eli, were toddlers, he set out to integrate a wide range of nature experiences into their family life, play, and story telling. Blending his passion as a parent with his professional expertise, he created adventures tailored to their developmental stages: cultivating empathy with animals in early childhood, exploring the woods in middle childhood, and devising rites of passage in adolescence. Wild Play is Sobel's vivid and moving memoir of their journey and an in spiring guide for all parents who seek to help their children bond with the natural world. Through this family's experiences, we observe how free play in nature hones a sense of wonder, provides healthy challenges, and nurtures earth stewardship. "Parents need to support kids' access to independent outdoor play," says Sobel. "Of course they should use judgment, but the benefits outweigh the risks." Richard Louv's Last Child in the Woods identified the urgent problem of "nature deficit" in today's children, sounding the alarm for parents, educators, and policy-makers. Wild Play is a hopeful response, offering families myriad ways to blaze their own trails.

Earth Education

Earth Education

A New Beginning

  • Author: Steve Van Matre
  • Publisher: Inst for Earth Education
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 334
  • View: 2415
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Earth in Mind

Earth in Mind

On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect

  • Author: David W. Orr
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1597268984
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 240
  • View: 4841
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In Earth in Mind, noted environmental educator David W. Orr focuses not on problems in education, but on the problem of education. Much of what has gone wrong with the world, he argues, is the result of inadequate and misdirected education that: alienates us from life in the name of human domination; causes students to worry about how to make a living before they know who they are; overemphasizes success and careers; separates feeling from intellect and the practical from the theoretical; deadens the sense of wonder for the created world. The crisis we face, Orr explains, is one of mind, perception, and values. It is, first and foremost, an educational challenge. The author begins by establishing the grounds for a debate about education and knowledge. He describes the problems of education from an ecological perspective, and challenges the "terrible simplifiers" who wish to substitute numbers for values. He follows with a presentation of principles for re-creating education in the broadest way possible, discussing topics such as biophilia, the disciplinary structure of knowledge, the architecture of educational buildings, and the idea of ecological intelligence. Orr concludes by presenting concrete proposals for reorganizing the curriculum to draw out our affinity for life.