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Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education. By David Sobel. Describes developmentally appropriate environmental education activities and a list of related children’s books. A collection of Orion Magazine’s most popular articles. More...

Beyond Malthus: Nineteen Dimensions of the Population Challenge. By Lester Brown. Examines the impacts of population growth on global resources and services, including food, fresh water, fisheries, jobs, education, income, and health. After examining the stakes involved in potentially adding another 3.3 billion people to the world population over the next fifty years, Brown and his co-authors call for expansion of international family planning assistance and new investment in educating young people - especially women - to promote a shift to smaller families. More…

Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques. By Susan K. Jacobson et al. Describes an array of techniques for enhancing school resources, marketing environmental messages, using mass media, developing partnerships for conservation, and designing on-site programs for natural areas and community centers. Uses case studies to illustrate techniques and to describe planning, implementation and evaluation procedures, enabling readers to implement their own new ideas effectively. As Kindle | More...

Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect. By David W. Orr. Argues that much of what has gone wrong with the world is the result of inadequate and misdirected education that alienates us from life in the name of human domination, causes students to worry about how to make a living before they know who they are, overemphasizes success and careers, separates feeling from intellect and the practical from the theoretical, and deadens the sense of wonder for the created world. Discusses topics such as biophilia, the disciplinary structure of knowledge, the architecture of educational buildings, and the idea of ecological intelligence. As Kindle | More...

Ecological Literacy. By David W. Orr. Ecological Literacy asks how the discovery of ecological limits affects the content and substance of education. Given the limits of the Earth, what should people know and how should they learn it? More...

Of Ditches and Ponds: A Journey Through The Metaphors Of Childhood And Maturity. By Chris Maser. Takes us on a deep journey, from the close, rapt attention of a child's eye to the long view of life on this planet. It shows us a true way to connect, through the path of inquisitiveness, to our world and our selves. As Kindle | More… | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Power and Promise of Humane Education. By Zoe Weil. Critical world problems call for education that addresses the values and behaviors that perpetuate suffering, oppression, and destruction. Humane education does this. This book offers teachers clear suggestions for implementing humane education in both classrooms and non-traditional educational settings. Inviting and easy to use, it describes the four elements of humane education. It includes stories, examples, case studies, activities, and resources. As Kindle | More… | Zoe Weil EcoSpeakers Info >>

Teaching About Climate Change. By Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn. This exciting resource provides educators at all grade levels with strategies to teach about global warming and engage students’ interest in doing their part to help cool the planet. More...

Teaching Kids to Change the World. By Chris Maser and Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner. This resource guide offers educators and youth-group leaders a means of inspiring social consciousness and action among youth. It helps teach young people how to think rather than what to think. Without money, power, or the right to vote, how do children and teenagers find a voice in society? How can educators and leaders talk meaningfully with students about such broad concepts? Avoiding partisan politics and moral debates, this resource equips educators with philosophical discussion questions, concrete illustrations, and active examples. As Kindle | More… | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>

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