Online audio programs, including presentations, panel discussions, documentary and online interviews, talk radio guest appearances, broadcast radio news and feature stories, green performances, and radio documentaries with a broad focus on education and sustainability. It includes tips on raising children who are humane and care about the environment, information about developing the worldwide movement to reconnect children and nature, and what's working for the schools that are successfully integrating ecological awareness, understanding and practices throughout the curriculum.
Specific topics include how education can foster kind, just, and socially conscious people who will protect the environment and promote human rights, the definition and role of humane education, how education is the root system that effects every other system, how children learn at a botanical garden, use of musical shows and programs to educate people about the environment, and how thousands of school kids are organized to make very large pictures on a beach with the message of ocean conservation.
Eco Schools: Educating for Sustainable Communities. Discussion with Fritjof Capra, Cheryl Charles, and David Orr. Most American schools are flunking when it comes to how well they integrate ecological literacy across the curriculum. Fritjof Capra, co-founder of the Center for Ecoliteracy, Cheryl Charles, from the Children and Nature Network, and leading environmental educator David Orr explore what's working for the schools that are successfully integrating ecological awareness, understanding and practices throughout the curriculum and the community. Listen Here >>
Raising Children Who Care For The Earth. Interview with Dan Chiras. Author of Ecokids, a book that aims to help parents with the job of raising children who care about the environment, Chiras is the father of two boys and the author of over 20 books on environmental issues. Listen Here >>
Rethinking Education. Interview with Zoe Weil. “Many years ago I picked up a book called Above All Be Kind, explains program host Dr. Lisa Belisle. “This was during a time when I was raising my children. It is about raising a humane child in challenging times, and it’s by Zoe Weil. Zoe is a pioneer in the humane education movement. Her first TEDx talk, The World Becomes What You Teach, is one of the most watched of all TEDx talks. Listen Here >>
The Wolverine Way: Helping Us Unplug & Reconnect To Nature. Interview with Cheryl Charles. Interviewed by Ricardo Sierra, Cheryl discusses our culture’s disconnect with nature, and what we can do about it. Charles is an innovator, entrepreneur, author, and educator who is among those instrumental in developing the worldwide movement to reconnect children and nature. She served as founding President and CEO of Children & Nature Network. Listen Here >>
Sustainable Education. Interview with Zoe Weil. The obligation of education is to cultivate a generation of “solutionaries,” says Weil. Education should foster kind, just, and socially conscious people who will protect the environment and promote human rights. The interview focuses on sustainable education, but touches upon educational equity issues as well as how “Common Core” fits into Weil’s vision for meaningful change. Listen Here >>
Sustainable Education Part II. Interview with Zoe Weil. Part I covered the intersection of sustainability and public education. This follow-up interview goes deeper into some concrete strategies, programs, and curricula that can help make this vision real. What’s the link between obesity and the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico? How do you bridge the equity gap that PTA fundraising inadvertently widens? And how can teaching critical thinking in public education help to sustain this institution that is the lifeblood of a participatory democracy? Listen Here >>
Raising A Generation Of Solutionaries. Interview with Zoe Weil. Covers a wide range of topics, including the definition and role of humane education, how education is the root system that effects every other system, the blessings of collaboration, and why we need what Weil calls “solutionaries.” Listen Here >>
Children in the Garden. Interview with Annette Huddle. Young children learn by using all of their senses, and older kids become engaged by looking for things. “What better place for them to learn than in a garden?”, asks Annette Huddle, Associate Director of Youth Education at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Listen Here >>
San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Center for Learning. Interview with Michael McKechnie. Lifelong learning is the cornerstone of the San Francisco Botanical Garden’s educational philosophy, explains Executive Director McKechnie. Listen Here >>
ESPN Radio With Malibu Foundation Executive Director. Interview with Michael Klubock. Discussion focuses on how thousands of school kids are organized to make very large pictures on a beach so that news helicopters overhead get the message of ocean conservation in a visually powerful way. Listen Here >>
Music Is In The Message. Interview with Sharon Abreu. Discussion of Abreu’s use of musical shows and programs to educate people about the environment. As Executive Director of Irthlingz, Abreu combines entertainment and music with education, to bring issues of sustainability to the forefront. Listen Here >>