bioGraphic
Websites
bioGraphic is a multi-media magazine from the California Academy of Sciences. It offers stories and ideas for showcasing wonder and…
Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life
Books
by Edward O. Wilson Liveright Publishing, 2016. 259 pgs Each day, people around the world take up the fight for…
Connecting Kids (and Adults) With Nature
Global Issues Guides
Find books, articles, videos, studies, lesson plans and other resources to help educators and parents (re)connect children and adults with…
Engage Others in “Coming Back to Life”
by Lauren Allison At times, our work as humane educators can seem challenging. Dealing with the issues of the world…
La Caja Asombrosa
Spanish Activities/Lesson Plans
La caja asombrosa se utiliza para guardar una colección de varios objetos naturales encontrados (conchas, hojas, plumas, rocas, ramas, cadáveres…
Killing a Worm When I Was Eight Reminded Me of My Values
by Amanda Schmit When I was eight-years-old I loved all animals. Cats, dogs, giant centipedes. I was very inclusive.…
The Possibility of Possibility
by Lynne Westmoreland I awoke this morning with the realization of how much is right with the world. My mind…
Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects
Books
At times, our work as humane educators can seem challenging. Dealing with the issues of the world can bring about…
Why We Need Humane Education: We Need More Nature
by Marsha Rakestraw Here are three major truths we know about nature: 1. It’s really good for us. Numerous studies…
Humane Education Activity: Wonder Box
Start nurturing reverence for nature and a sense of wonder from the first day of school. The Wonder Box is…
Resources for (Re)Connecting Kids (and Adults) with Nature
by Marsha Rakestraw Research has repeatedly shown that we need regular exposure to the natural world. We’re happier and healthier…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Project Wild Thing”
by Marsha Rakestraw How can we get kids (and adults) to fall in love with the natural world again? How…