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Celebrate Earth! is an adult spiritual formation process that helps us develop a heart-level relationship with Earth, our island home. It builds on the concept that Knowledge + Love = Wisdom.. Love is expressed as a tangible relationship developed via “The Way of Love” and Wisdom is defined as the ability to live sustainably within Creation (Proverbs 8:22-36). Celebrate Earth! draws on scripture and tradition, science, contemplation/meditation, and action to help us recognize our island home as God’s creation and that we are its stewards, not its owners.

Click on the image to download the Celebrate Earth! book.

Some faith-based schools have found their Nature Explore Classroom to be an excellent environment for exploring religious values and traditions. In the Nursery School at Temple Shalom in Newton, Massachusetts, teachers and children make Jewish spirituality visible through projects in the outdoor classroom, and indoors. Although the projects are based on Jewish traditions, the values they teach are universal. In this post, we’ll learn how children celebrate Tu B’Shevat or “Birthday of the Trees.” More

CHILDREN & NATURE NETWORK


TOOLS & RESOURCES

This collection of free toolkits, reports, infographics and advocacy tools is designed to help you or your organization connect children, families and communities to nature. More


Learning from Water is based on the idea that Knowledge + Love = Wisdom, from the Franciscan Ilia Delio. The purpose of Learning from Water is to inspire us be self-directed learners for life-long, life-wide, life-deep learning, including finding ways to seek wisdom and a deep spirituality from water.

The site has links to relevant websites plus information on activities, concepts, and equipment that have help us use oceans, estuaries, rivers, lakes, and wetlands to learn science, arts, skills, and personal development.


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Teaching with Nature


Fina Reisinger demonstrates how she uses objects from nature to teach math concepts to her 5-year old daughter, Isabel. These are activities that can be employed not just during the pandemic, when many parents are instructing their children at home, but at any time they find themselves with the right opportunity and materials.

Fina is an integrative nutrition coach and owner of a meal prep service in Houston, where she lives with her husband, Nathan, and two children, Eli, 9, and Isabel.

National Geographic PLANET POSSIBLE



(WASHINGTON – April 21, 2021) As a global event each year, Earth Day unites more than 1 billion people to take part in what is the largest civic-focused action day in the world. This year, as the world begins to gradually reemerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, National Geographic is launching Planet Possible, a new multiplatform, multiyear initiative aimed at helping consumers build on the scientific and environmental gains of the past year and empower them to live more lightly on the planet.
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