"Small Book with a Big Idea" engages us to think about listening in ways we have not considered. It can empower us in our personal and professional interactions to make a difference in our conversations and how we listen to one and another!
Asvini Thivakaran, a sixth grader in Round Rock, Texas, is a 2018 winner of a President’s Environmental Youth Award and now a published author. In her digital book, One Earth: The Pollution Solution, you can find simple ideas and activities to help save the planet.
The book, "Learning, Environment and Sustainable Development, A History of Ideas" by William Scott and Paul Vare is an introduction to the long history of human learning, the environment and sustainable development—about our struggles with the natural world: first for survival, then for dominance, currently for self-preservation, and in future perhaps, even for long-term, mutually beneficial co-existence.
The climate crisis can feel overwhelming but, as this book shows, for every problem there are young voices raising awareness, creating solutions and demanding that things change. See the world through the eyes of 60 young climate leaders from more than 40 countries as they fight for their homes and their futures. These stories are devastating, defiant, inspiring and moving—above all, they are full of hope.
Artist Kristin Reiber Harris has created Bay Ridge Coloring Book: Botanical Treasure from the Neighborhood to celebrate how easily accessible the natural world is, even in the big city. But wait, many of these treasures are your neighborhood too. Color to relax, color to learn, color to celebrate the gifts we must protect. There is space in the book for students to add their own drawings and stories to this collaborative art project/nature notebook. Available on Amazon.
The second edition of Natural Curiosity offers educators a powerful way to engage their students in learning about their world. It provides a framework for environmental inquiry shaped by students' questions and theories—their natural curiosity—as they explore their environment. Created in response to the recommendations by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to situate Indigenous perspectives at the heart of Canadian educational settings, most notably in connection with environmental issues, the Indigenous lens in this edition supports a stronger awareness of Indigenous approaches to environmental learning and the importance of Indigenous perspectives in environmental and all education.
"It's a Bird" is a short graphic novel written by Christian Cooper and illustrated by Alitha E. Martinez. It introduces Jules, a Black teenage birder who receives a special pair of binoculars. "It's a Bird" addresses the intersectionality of environment and racism, and is published and free to download by DC Comics.
As the first resource to fully address the unique practices of nature-based early childhood education, the "Nature-Based Preschool Professional Practice Guidebook" is an essential component of any nature-based educator’s toolkit. The Guidebook provides a comprehensive look at nature-based practices in four broad areas: Teaching, Environments, Safety, and Administration, and aims to answer the question: What makes a nature-based preschool safe, effective, and inclusive?