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I Love Nature: Nature-Based Art Education in Early Childhood

By Bian Xia | May 24, 2019

The New England Aquarium’s Internship Program for Teens

By Liz Georgakopoulos | March 24, 2019

One Planet Education Network: Youth Stewardship Where it Matters Most

By George Newman | September 1, 2019

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Overcoming Racism to Recolor the Outdoors

Overcoming Racism to Recolor the Outdoors

By W. George Scarlett | There’s a certain irony in the fact that where we find the most diversity in life forms, in nature, we ...
Painting by Jimmy Rouse

Painting by Jimmy Rouse

“ In the painting, those are my two grandchildren charging up the hill. The painting is a homage to an early painting hero of mine, ...
Wonder and Earth Stewardship

Wonder and Earth Stewardship

By Lisa Sideris Image: Stars and Mountains by Nikolaos Karatolos / CC BY-SA Notes from the Editor  There are few, if any, who have taught ...
How Helping Children Connect to Nature Can Soften the Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis

How Helping Children Connect to Nature Can Soften the Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis

By Ashley Lin Image: Sara Monson, Walking Mountains Science Center. If we subscribe to the philosophy that life is always working out for us, that there ...
Beyond Wonder and Care – Becoming a Green Thinker

Beyond Wonder and Care – Becoming a Green Thinker

By Tina Grotzer Image: Arturo de Frias Marques / CC BY-SA “What is the value of preserving and strengthening this sense of awe and wonder, ...
From Pets to Pathways for Becoming Earth Stewards

From Pets to Pathways for Becoming Earth Stewards

By Megan Mueller | What is it about our relationships with pets that make them so enduring, and how do they connect us to the ...
Youth Climate Protests Around the World

Youth Climate Protests Around the World

By W. George Scarlett | Sometimes, the need is to act in a single-minded, straightforward way, a way designed to meet a crisis head-on and ...
One Planet Education Network: Youth Stewardship Where it Matters Most

One Planet Education Network: Youth Stewardship Where it Matters Most

By George Newman | Now that nature has entered the conversation (with storms, rising seas, wildfires, etc.), it’s obvious the times call for action to ...
Youth Leadership from the Pacific Island Nations: From Tuna to iTUNA and becoming Citizens of the World

Youth Leadership from the Pacific Island Nations: From Tuna to iTUNA and becoming Citizens of the World

By Ashley Lin | According to the International Organization for Migration, by the year 2050, up to a billion people may become climate change refugees. ...
Stewart’s Travels — A Story About Keystone Animals

Stewart’s Travels — A Story About Keystone Animals

Alexa Galuppo & Hannah Mascuch | The following e-books about keystone animals illustrate how we might get even very young children started on a pathway ...
Nature’s Toolbox: Learning with Nature at the Auchlone Nature Kindergarten

Nature’s Toolbox: Learning with Nature at the Auchlone Nature Kindergarten

Sarah Wagner | Imagine the best possible early childhood program – where children spend the day in a space beautifully organized to invite a variety ...
Review of Maathai Children’s Books

Review of Maathai Children’s Books

Review by Abrina LaRose | You have to be an inspirational person to have five children’s books written about you – all five told differently ...
Let’s Talk Climate Change

Let’s Talk Climate Change

Let’s talk climate change. Why? It’s simple. To be an earth steward in the 21st century one must understand and do something about ...
Seining Along the Hudson: The Wonders in Hidden Biodiversity

Seining Along the Hudson: The Wonders in Hidden Biodiversity

By Melissa Wishner | Picture a stone-grey river. The river is wide—too wide to swim across. Under its glassy surface lives a ...
I Love Nature: Nature-Based Art Education in Early Childhood

I Love Nature: Nature-Based Art Education in Early Childhood

By Bian Xia | After four visits to China, Howard Gardner wrote in To Open Minds, a seminal text comparing education in China and the ...
Earth Stewards and the Development of Wonder

Earth Stewards and the Development of Wonder

At four, the future primatologist Jane Goodall wondered how eggs come out of a hen—so she crawled into her family’s little henhouse to find out. ...
Climate Change Resource Book for Educators

Climate Change Resource Book for Educators

A book of information and activities regarding climate change for educators of children. This resource is free, open source and available for download at archive.org ...
Students Strike Over Climate Change

Students Strike Over Climate Change

Over a million students skipped school to protest inaction against climate change in the Fridays for Future movement started by 15-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. ...
The New England Aquarium’s Internship Program for Teens: From Positive Youth Development to Becoming an Ocean Steward

The New England Aquarium’s Internship Program for Teens: From Positive Youth Development to Becoming an Ocean Steward

By Liz Georgakopoulos | The teen internship program at the New England Aquarium dates back to 1992 when funding first became available for summer jobs ...