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…
Muddy Boots, Red Salamanders, and the Future of Our Natural World
by Gwen Frisbie-Fulton His feet looked heavy as he trudged along the trail, his skinny, spindly legs sticking out of…
What’s New Wednesday for 10-19-16: News and Resources for Humane Educators & Changemakers
Each week find a round-up of selected resources, news stories, and commentary related to humane living, global ethical issues, and…
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…
Refinding Nature
by Jessie Huart Sullivan In the Institute for Humane Education graduate school residency program, I participated in Seton watching, a…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Shoulders” Inspires Collective Action for Our “Blue Dot” Home
While it’s vital that we as humane educators help teach others about challenging issues so that they can make informed…