Experiencing the Outdoors

Enhancing Strategies for Wellbeing


Author: Margaret Robertson,Ruth Lawrence,Gregory Heath

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462099448

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 2355

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.

Teaching Kids To Love The Earth


Author: Marina Lachecki

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452906393

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 8742

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.

The Land Speaks

New Voices at the Intersection of Oral and Environmental History


Author: Debbie Lee,Kathryn Newfont

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190664525

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 4023

"The Land Speaks explores the intersections of two vibrant fields, oral history and environmental studies. The pieces range North America, examining wilderness and cities, farms and forests, rivers and arid lands. The authors argue that oral history can capture communication from the land and serve as a tool for environmental problem solving. Essays include transcript excerpts and photographs, and address issues as diverse as climate change, pollution, animal encounters, and firefighting"--

Lessons from nature

learning to live sustainably on the earth


Author: Daniel D. Chiras

Publisher: Island Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

View: 6985

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.

Rousing the Sleeper

Awakening Earth Love in the Young and Young at Heart : a Practical Guide for Those who Guide and Teach the Young


Author: Frank W. J. Opie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780636016156

Category: Nature study

Page: 78

View: 7986

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.

Earth Child 2000

Earth Science for Young Children : Games, Stories, Activities, and Experiments


Author: Kathryn Sheehan,Mary Waidner

Publisher: Council Oaks Distribution


Category: Education

Page: 475

View: 3273

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.

Earth child

games, stories, activities, experiments & ideas about living lightly on planet earth


Author: Kathryn Sheehan,Mary Waidner

Publisher: Council Oaks Distribution


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 327

View: 1300


men journeying together in the quest for intimacy and ultimacy


Author: Tom Owen-Towle

Publisher: Bald Eagle Mountain Pr

ISBN: 9780963063601

Category: Psychology

Page: 161

View: 9509

Education for the 21st Century

Key Issues, Leadership, Literacy, Legislation, Learning


Author: Barbara Day

Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company


Category: Education

Page: 504

View: 1315

The Cumulative Book Index


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 517

A world list of books in the English language.

Swimming with Frogs

Life in the Brown County Hills


Author: Ruth Ann Ingraham

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9780253345431

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 257

View: 5788

"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.

Taking Inquiry Outdoors

Reading, Writing, and Science Beyond the Classroom Walls


Author: Barbara Bourne

Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

ISBN: 9781571103024

Category: Education

Page: 142

View: 3980

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, p, e, i, t.


The Journal of the National Association for Interpretation


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Historic sites

Page: N.A

View: 5444

New directions in education

selections from Holistic education review


Author: Ron Miller

Publisher: Holistic Education Pr

ISBN: 9780962723216

Category: Education

Page: 362

View: 610

1994 Publishers Directory


Author: Linda S. Hubbard,Wendy S. Van de Sande

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810381568

Category: Publishers and publishing

Page: 2032

View: 6838