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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

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Shoulders” Inspires Collective Action for Our “Blue Dot” Home

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 26, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

While it’s vital that we as humane educators help teach others about challenging issues so that they can make informed choices aligned with their values, it’s equally vital that we do so in a way… 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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Hannah and the Talking Tree

by Elke Weiss

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 23, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science

Hannah is a young girl who uses her very large ears to listen to all of the wonderful things happening in her natural world. Unfortunately, her ears also make it easy to hear the mean… More

Paseo de Maravilla

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 3, 2014 | Filed under College/Adult, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Spanish

Los participantes se turnan cada líder en un silencio pregunto a pie para descubrir el mundo natural con sus cinco sentidos. Recomendado para todas las edades Duración: 30 minutos Averigüe más sobre Normas Common Core… More

Naturaleza Asombrosa

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 29, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Math, Middle School, Resources, Science, Spanish

Esta actividad usa ejemplos verdaderos y hechos fascinantes para inspirar la curiosidad del mundo natural. Recomendado para grados 1-6. Duración: 30-60 minutos Averigüe más sobre Normas Common Core para esta actividad aquí (en inglés). More

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On Meadowview Street

by Henry Cole

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 24, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science

Caroline and her family move to a suburb full of lawns and cookie-cutter houses on Meadowview Street. When she discovers a single flower in their lawn, Caroline decides to create a little “wildflower preserve” and… More

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The Kingdom of Mine

by Gary Edwards

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 24, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science

When a young king inherits his father’s flourishing kingdom, he vows to continue his father’s legacy. But the young king becomes caught up in keeping the beauty of the kingdom — the apples, the deer,… More