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12 Children’s Picture Books About the Power of Gardens

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 13, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw “The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” ~ Thomas More Gardens are full of life, diversity, and wonder. They feed us physically and emotionally. They can be made of… More

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Resources for (Re)Connecting Kids (and Adults) with Nature

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 23, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Research has repeatedly shown that we need regular exposure to the natural world. We’re happier and healthier when we’re connected to the natural world. Studies also show improved cognitive function and stress… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Project Wild Thing”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 16, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw How can we get kids (and adults) to fall in love with the natural world again? How do we get them to put down their screens and get outside? David Bond, filmmaker… More

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Refinding Nature

Written by Jessie Huart Sullivan | No Comments | Published on April 6, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Jessie Huart Sullivan In the Institute for Humane Education graduate school residency program, I participated in Seton watching, a form of nature observation in which I sat quietly and observed a small window of… More

Sierra Magazine

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 2, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Environmental Protection, Magazines, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

Sierra Club’s magazine includes features, photos, tips and more on environmental protection issues, living a greener life, taking positive action, and falling in love with the natural world. The website includes most of the articles… More

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A Boy and a Jaguar

by Alan Rabinowitz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Communication, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science

“Alone in the forest with the animals, I am at home.” Alan feels broken. He stutters … except when he talks to animals, like the jaguar at the Bronx Zoo. It makes Alan sad to… More

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The Last Loon

by Rebecca Upjohn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 31, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Middle School, Resources, Science

Evan is sent to live with his Aunt Mag for a few weeks over the holidays while his parents are away. Aunt Mag lives in the wilderness – “off the grid” – and Evan sees… More

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Project Wild Thing

by David Bond

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 21, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Environmental Protection, Health, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Parenting, Psychology, Resources, Science, Videos/Movies

How can we get kids (and adults) to fall in love with the natural world again? How do we get them to put down their screens and get outside? David Bond, filmmaker and parent, didn’t… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: “Treasure Fishing” Offers Compassionate Fun for Kids

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 2, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

My friend Charles E. is a father who is striving to raise his children to be compassionate, humane citizens. Recently I saw a post on his Facebook page about a fun and meaningful activity he… More