Outdoor Education Resources

"Today, the three major environmental challenges of our time are climate change, the biodiversity collapse, and the disconnect between children and nature."  -Richard Louv, July 2013 Definitions Environmental Education is a learning process that increases knowledge and awareness about the environment and develops skills that enable responsible decisions and actions that impact the environment (from … Continue reading Outdoor Education Resources

Connecting Children to Nature through Farming & Gardening

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air is softer and the morning more fragrant than ever again. — Elizabeth Lawrence Last May I had the good fortune to accompany the third grade class from Prairie Hill Waldorf School on an overnight farm trip to Angelic Organics Learning Center in Caledonia, IL. The … Continue reading Connecting Children to Nature through Farming & Gardening

Simplicity Parenting Course for Parents

Simplicity Parenting Course for Parents “Today, the three major environmental challenges of our time are climate change, the biodiversity collapse, and the disconnect between children and nature.”  —Richard Louv, July 2013 Todays culture of “more” has put families under extreme pressure as they struggle to cope with the issues of excessive consumption, marketing to children, … Continue reading Simplicity Parenting Course for Parents

Children, Commercialism, and Environmental Sustainability

"While not typically seen as an “environmental issue,” those concerned about the environment should be sobered by the increasing commercialization of childhood, as the same generation of children that is being encouraged to prioritize wealth, consumption, and possessions is the same generation that, if current trends continue, will need to drastically reduce its consumption patterns … Continue reading Children, Commercialism, and Environmental Sustainability