Help Your Students Become Eco-Champions (lesson plans)
by Marsha Rakestraw Spring brings warmer weather, new life, and a hunger to be outside, renewing our connection to the…
Helping City Kids Fall in Love With Nature Through Birds
by Marsha Rakestraw Our Student Residency/Summer Institute weeks always include a lot of outside time. In addition to holding sessions…
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…
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…
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…
Why We Need Humane Education: Students Need to Be Solutionaries
by Amanda Schmidt In 1995 when I was eight years old, we moved from Palmdale, California, across the country to…
Project Wild Thing
Videos/Movies
by David Bond Green Lion, 2013 80 min How can we get kids (and adults) to fall in love with…
Paseo de Maravilla
Spanish Activities/Lesson Plans
Los participantes se turnan cada líder en un silencio pregunto a pie para descubrir el mundo natural con sus cinco…
Naturaleza Asombrosa
Spanish Activities/Lesson Plans
Esta actividad usa ejemplos verdaderos y hechos fascinantes para inspirar la curiosidad del mundo natural. Recomendado para grados 1-6. Duración:…