Beyond Ecophobia speaks to teachers, parents, and others interested in nurturing in children the ability to understand and care for nature. This expanded . Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education By DAVID SOBEL excerpted with permission from Beyond Ecophobia David Sobel is a regular. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education | Argues that while children seem to be spending less time.

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I propose three phases of environmental curricula during the elementary and middle school years. An expanded writing from an Orion article that talks about how exposing kids to frightening concepts like fore a sense of love for nature is actually more harmful to the environmental movement.

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Jul 22, Julia rated it really liked it. They studied literature on hazardous waste and the problems involved in cleaning it up. Read the Whole Terrain interview of David Sobel about this book. Jan 28, Leah rated it it was ok Shelves: Some good ideas, a lot of generalizations based on the author’s rather narrow viewpoint, not backed by solid research.

I looked up it and saw the grate 20 feet above me.

They contacted the EPA, the owner of the barrel yard, and the mayor. From ages four to seven, children’s homes fill the center of their maps, and much of their play is within sight or earshot of the home.

Beyond Ecophobia : Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education

Apr 24, David Rudin rated it really liked it. And being mindful of when to introduce global initiatives. Most nature study or environmental education in American elementary schools lasts a matter of weeks, maybe a month. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Fear of oil spills, rainforest destruction, whale hunting, ecophonia rain, the ozone hole, and Lyme disease.


Beeyond, we pulled out the paints so they could paint their wings. Jessie rated it it was amazing Apr 28, Nikki Baldwin rated it really liked it Jan 02, If we prematurely ask children to deal with problems beyond their understanding and control, then I think we cut them off from the possible sources of their strength.

More bird games followed.

From Brattleboro, Vermont, to Berkeley, California, school children are learning about tapirs, poison arrow frogs, and biodiversity. Paperback45 pages. Wet sneakers and muddy clothes are prerequisites for understanding the water cycle. Jun 27, Mary Norell Hedenstrom rated it it was amazing. Jun 01, Ruby rated it it was amazing. Many children who can recite the water cycle verbally still draw maps that have streams running uphill. These first and second graders visited the pond, about a quarter mile from the school, once a week through all kinds of weather.

Very quick read more like a pamphlet. Rather than force separateness, we want to cultivate that sense of connectedness so that it can become the emotional foundation for the more abstract ecological concept that everything is connected to everything else. Books by David Sobel. They hear the story of the murder of activist Chico Mendez and watch videos about the plight of indigenous forest people displaced by logging and exploration for oil. I am enjoying the “empathy, exploration” aspects of David Sobel’s book, compared with “standards-based curriculum” books that tend to have a narrower, scientific scope.


Open Preview See a Problem? Their maps push off the edge of the page, and they often need to attach extra pieces of paper to map the new terrain they are investigating. The basic message of the book is to not overburden very young children with the problems of the world but rather allow them to fall in love and then explore nature. What are some of the color patterns on the birds? Making forts, creating small imaginary worlds, hunting and gathering, searching for treasures, following streams and pathways, exploring the landscape, taking care of animals, gardening and shaping the Earth can be primary activities during this stage.

Activism beyond the local is something more appropriate for adolescence. Aug 06, Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: I propose that there are healthy ways to foster environmentally aware, empowered students. We initiated our bird curriculum planning at Camp Waubenong by agreeing that we wouldn’t have the children identify birds from fleeting glimpses and then look them up in books to start. What a simple solution.

Very concise and to the point. And, not least of all, I thought this trip would be fun. Preview — Beyond Ecophobia by David Sobel. In the stories told, their forms spring to life in the mind, re-presented in consciousness, training the capacity to imagine. I think we took a turn somewhere. Teaching the world’s problems to our ecophobua overwhelms them and causes the to disengage. Rather, we speculated on what it is about birds that appeals to children.