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Stories in the Land: Acquiring Felt Knowledge by Nicole J. Greene

    An Outward Bound instructor and past recipient of an Orion Society teaching fellowship, reflects on the development of her own place-based teaching ethic.

Mapmaking from the Inside Out: The Cartography of Childhood by David Sobel

    Mapmaking is a method of connecting children to their home places before making them responsible for knowledge of wider geographies.

Round River by Rick Bass

    In a world where students are increasingly honed toward the marketplace, one school guides them toward a different kind of place--where land is the teacher, and the lesson.

Teaching at the Edge by John Elder

    A writer and professor of environmental studies reflects on Orion Society programs that seek to make environmental education more pertinent and meaningful using the landscapes of home and the affinities of the heart.

Inside a Stone: Nature Writing in a City Classroom by Christian McEwen

    With 300 students from diverse backgrounds and no budget for supplies or field trips, one resourceful teacher brings nature to life for city kids.

Teaching the Human Habitat: Environmental Education Down on the Farm by David Moon

    Hands-on education experiences on a New Hampshire farm connect children to farm animals and the cultivated land that feeds us all.

Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education by David Sobel

    We assume that an awareness of environmental issues makes children good planetary citizens. But tragic news too soon, the author believes, cuts children off from their intrinsic connection with the world.



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