Written by the PlayGarden's Executive Director and Preschool Teaching staff, this book walks readers through a beautiful school year in a fully inclusive nature-based preschool program at the Seattle Children's PlayGarden. It shows parents and educators how to meaningfully include children with (and without) disabilities in a whole year of nature-based curriculum.
Intended AudienceParents, early childhood educators, administrators and community members interested in learning how to support inclusive play-based programming for ALL children
Mi María: Surviving the Storm is a new oral history book that amplifies Puerto Ricans' first-person stories in the aftermath of Hurricane María, exploring how communities come together in the wake of disaster, how government neglect impacts recovery, and how precarity is exacerbated for those on the frontlines of the climate crisis. There are also corresponding free lesson plans available for educators to bring these narratives into the classroom and teach about the climate crisis, colonialism, representation, migration, disaster response, and more.
Our Climate Our Stories is a compilation of essays, stories, and poems written by Black, Indigenous, and youth of color from Canada. It is a project of People Planet Pages, a book club run in partnership with EnviroMuslims, Community Climate Council and Books-Art-Music Collective. The e-book is available to download for free.
A book suitable for 7 years and above. A joyful, poetic exploration of the changing seasons, moods, and natural wonders to be discovered at the beach. Low resolution free pdf version offered free for educators to use.
This Handbook for Bird Educators, published by Early Bird (www.early-bird.in) is intended to serve as a reference guide for anyone who wishes to spread the joy of birds and nature to children and adults. It includes a compilation of tips, tricks, activities, games, projects and more that can make learning fun.
Modern GIS-based mapping can lend to sustainable decision making. The United Nations and the International Cartographic Association have published "Mapping for a Sustainable World," which shares best practices, conventions, and explanations for how different mapping techniques reveal spatio-temporal patterns.
The publication contains twenty-three examples of activities that have been implemented all over the world through the Learning about Forests programme. By collecting and sharing these stories we aim to promote outdoor education, inspiring schools and teachers on how to use nature as a classroom.