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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
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The Book That Launched an International Movement “An absolute must-read for parents.” —The Boston Globe “It rivals Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.” —The Cincinnati Enquirer “I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are,” reports a fourth grader. But it’s not only computers, television, and video games that are keeping kids inside. It’s also their parents’ fears of traffic, strangers, Lyme disease, and West Nile virus; their schools’ emphasis on more and more homework; their structured schedules; and their lack of access to natural areas. Local governments, neighborhood associations, and even organizations devoted to the outdoors are placing legal and regulatory constraints on many wild spaces, sometimes making natural play a crime. As children’s connections to nature diminish and the social, psychological, and spiritual implications become apparent, new research shows that nature can offer powerful therapy for such maladies as depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorder. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade-point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that childhood experiences in nature stimulate creativity. In Last Child in the Woods, Louv talks with parents, children, teachers, scientists, religious leaders, child-development researchers, and environmentalists who recognize the threat and offer solutions. Louv shows us an alternative future, one in which parents help their kids experience the natural world more deeply—and find the joy of family connectedness in the process. 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
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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

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
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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.

Innovative approaches to education for sustainable development

Innovative approaches to education for sustainable development

  • Author: Walter Leal Filho,Mario Salomone
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 282
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The present book is a compilation of some of the key note speeches and papers delivered at the Third World Environmental Education Congress - 3rd WEEC (Turin, Italy, 3-6 October 2005). It includes a number of the contributions in various subjects discussed at the Congress, whose lead theme was Educational paths towards Sustainability. This book documents the wide range of topics in the field of environmental education discussed at the event, with a special emphasis to the scientific, educational and participatory aspects presented at the Congress and considers how they are linked with sustainable development. The Third World Environmental Education Congress was a further, positive step forward towards the cause of promoting environmental education across the world. The experiences gathered and documented in this book, which is a concrete contribution towards the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, want to raise further interest and catalyse further projects and initiatives all over the world.

Ohio Media Spectrum

Ohio Media Spectrum

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
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March issue is the directory of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association.

Legacy

Legacy

The Journal of the National Association for Interpretation

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Historic sites
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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

  • Author: Rose Arny
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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