Frei Otto is an excellent example of ecological literacy in action. Click through to learn how he creates structural harmony with both people and planet through play!

Buildings and Bird Skulls: Frei Otto

What does modern architecture have to do with a bird’s skull you ask? Well let me introduce you to Frei Otto! Otto circa 1970s (Photo Credit) Otto was German architect and engineer of seemingly gravity defying minimal lightweight, but incredibly strong, structures who took not only his inspiration, but his actual building techniques from structures he

Seed Swap: Environmental Ed vs. Ecoliteracy

As Environmental Education Week quickly approaches (April 13-19, 2014) how do you feel about the terminology or methods of traditional “environmental education”? Do you feel environmental ed encompasses enough focus on creativity and wonder? Will environmental education produce generations who love nature? Weigh in with your thoughts! I tend to think that traditional “environmental education” carries

Where do You Find Your Ecological Identity?

Over the years I have often thought about my identity and what I am choosing to identify with, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I was guided to the work of Mitchell Tomashow and encouraged to explore my ecological identity. We are getting deep this week, so take a deep breath and

Accounting for Environmental Generational Amnesia

I am glad you’re here today! I feel so strongly about the importance of this week’s topics and thank you for taking your valuable time to explore them with me and apply them to your teaching, parenting, advocation for and interactions with children. The foundations we preserve today will flourish in abundant biodiversity tomorrow. This

What is Solistalgia?

What is Solastalgia?

I am really excited about this week’s posts. I’m going to get heavy on you with something I am passionate about. Sometimes we have to face facts in order to face the work that needs to be done and to inspire us to keep on this path of fiercely protecting children’s right to a biodiverse

Resource Hunting and Gathering

This was the full moon from Tuesday night. It was pretty cloudy so we couldn’t see it until it was up pretty high. I hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy the full moon this week! For me, it made a good excuse to take a break from indoor evening activities and get

Ecoliterate or Ecophobic? Musings on the new book Ecoliterate

For the past month, the new book Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence, authored by Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett, and Zenobia Barlow (and published by the Center for Ecoliteracy), has been quite a hot topic and is receiving a lot of praise from many sources – which on many levels it deserves. The book