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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Education and Parenting
Interview with Jacob Rodenburg
Today’s blog is an Interview with Jacob Rodenburg, author of The Book of Nature Connection, featuring a question asked by a reader on social media.
Filled with fun activities for using all of your senses to engage with nature in a deep and nourishing way, The Book of Nature Connection is the perfect book for all those that are looking to reconnect and become a nature sommelier! Today, we wanted to share an excerpt with you from the book that talks about listening to the birds and bird mnemonics.
Mindfulness and Nature
The Book of Nature Connection is filled with fun sensory activities for all ages that promote mindfulness and nature connection. The book includes activities grouped by the main senses- hearing, sight, smell, touch, and taste. This powerful learning tool kit is ideal for educators, camp and youth leaders, caregivers and parents, and anyone looking to reconnect with nature. Today, we share an excerpt from the book that looks at mindfulness and nature and gives some hints on practicing mindfulness while in nature.
Thinking in Systems and Channeling Systemic Change
All across North America, severe weather events have become a common occurrence. Extreme heat, drought, flash floods, cold snaps, hurricane bombs, and many more are becoming regular seasonal changes. If you’re struggling to explain these events to your kids or feeling angst amidst climate change, Harriet Shugarman might be able to help. In her book, How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change, she provides tools and strategies for parents to explain the climate emergency to their children and galvanize positive action. Today we look at how thinking in systems and channelling systemic change can be a catalyst for a better future.
2020 Nautilus Book Award Winners
2020 Nautilus Book Award Winners
Some "Back-pocket" Activities
With the weather slowing starting to warm up, it's the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning has plenty of ideas to get outside and learn. The Big Book of Nature Activities is a guide to help parents, educators, and caretakers ensure children are able to explore the natural world, and here are some easy outdoor activities listed below.
Ideas for At-Home Holiday Fun: Winter Scavenger Hunt for Kids
Though it can be tempting to curl up with a book and wait for warmer months to go exploring, The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning has plenty of ideas to get outside and learn. The Big Book of Nature Activities is a guide to help parents, educators, and caretakers ensure children are able to explore the natural world, like a winter scavenger!
"Our Kids' Climate" Webinar
Our Kids' Climate, a network of climate-parent groups from around the world, is bringing together climate leaders from Uganda, South Africa, the U.S. and Sweden to discuss how to talk to children about the climate crisis, and how to support child-led climate activism and engagement.
How Environmental Jargon Creates Exclusion
Angelou Ezeilo describes her start in empowering diverse youth in her book, Engage, Connect, Protect.