Resources: Council of all beings

Consejo de Todos los Seres

Participants “become” a being or part of nature and share the lives, concerns, hopes, and wisdom of their being in a Council.

Grades: Recommended for grades 4 and up
Time: 1-2 hours

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Resources: Council of all beings

Council of All Beings

Participants “become” a being or part of nature and share the lives, concerns, hopes, and wisdom of their being in a Council.

Grades: Recommended for grades 4 and up
Time: 1-2 hours

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Paseo de Maravilla

Paseo Maravilloso

El propósito de esta actividad es que los estudiantes entiendan la importancia de proteger nuestro planeta. Los participantes se turnarán la responsabilidad de guiar a su pareja por un paseo, en silencio, para explorar la naturaleza a su alrededor mediante todos sus sentidos. Grados: Todas las edadesDuración: 30 minutos Recursos Relacionados de IHE: Dos Manzanas

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wonder box

The Wonder Box

he Wonder Box is used to hold a collection of various natural, found objects (shells, leaves, feathers, rocks, twigs, deceased insects, etc.). Students can interact with the objects, inspecting them, using their five senses, drawing/sketching, painting, a picture of the object(s), writing a poem, listing describing words, creating a story, etc.

Recommended grades: PreK-5
Time: 20 minutes and then ongoing

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ladybug

Wonder Walk

Participants take turns leading each other on a silent Wonder Walk to discover the natural world with their five senses.

Recommended for all ages
Time: 30 minutes

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rainforest in the classroom

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 Buffalo, New York, where I still currently live. Some of my best memories are from living in California. My early experiences there laid the foundation that has led me to humane education. Palmdale is a…

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children & nature

Why We Need Humane Education: Study Shows Children Don’t Get Outside Playtime

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 management and lower obesity levels in children who get time outside. But according to a recent study published in the Archives of Pediatrics…

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