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Experiencing The Outdoors

Author : Margaret Robertson
ISBN : 9789462099449
Genre : Education
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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.
Category: Education

Teaching Kids To Love The Earth

Author : Marina Lachecki
ISBN : 1452906394
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 59.60 MB
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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.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Land Speaks

Author : Debbie Lee
ISBN : 9780190664527
Genre : History
File Size : 51.78 MB
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"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"--
Category: History

Lessons From Nature

Author : Daniel D. Chiras
ISBN : UOM:49015002039775
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.
Category: Business & Economics

Rousing The Sleeper

Author : Frank W. J. Opie
ISBN : 0636016153
Genre : Nature study
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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.
Category: Nature study

Earth Child

Author : Kathryn Sheehan
ISBN : UOM:49015001402446
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 27.94 MB
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Category: Juvenile Fiction

Earth Child 2000

Author : Kathryn Sheehan
ISBN : UCSD:31822025902453
Genre : Education
File Size : 66.59 MB
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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.
Category: Education

Brother Spirit

Author : Tom Owen-Towle
ISBN : 096306360X
Genre : Psychology
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Category: Psychology