Category Archives: Environmental Education

Pam Moran: Let’s Bring Back Environmental Education

My lifelong mentor and world renowned environmental educator, Bill Hammond, taught me that if I was gonna be against something, then I had to decide what I was  for and fight for that! Being for something makes you really think about your … Continue reading

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Nature-based literacy – building lifelong learning and connecting kids to nature

Nature-based literacy is combining reading with being outdoors, helping kids (and adults) develop a love for both, and nurturing a lifelong connection to nature and learning. Having been an environmental educator for more than 30 years and a librarian for … Continue reading

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Can Libraries Take the Lead in Connecting Families to Nature?

Today I presented an idea to southwest Florida library folks at the SWFLN Paraprofessional Day: take the lead in connecting children and adults to nature in your communities – through partnerships, collection development, programming, facility use & design, cultural connections, … Continue reading

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SWFLN ParaProfessional Day

I’m thrilled to be presenting two sessions at the Southwest Florida Library Network’s annual Paraprofessional Day on May 10th. One is a brand new presentation: “How Libraries Can Connect Children & Adults to Nature”, inspired in part by Richard Louv’s … Continue reading

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Collaborative Poem Challenge: Celebrate Books, Libraries, & the Earth

Join the fun… contribute to this collaborative poem! April is for celebrating a lot of my favorite things: National Library Week (April 10 – 16), Let’s G.O.! (Get Outside) Month, National Poetry Month and Earth Day. So, what better way … Continue reading

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Become a Natural Teacher

DID YOU KNOW? Children’s classroom behavior is better if they have recess School gardens positively impact children’s learning and behavior Natural views from high school positively impact students’ academic achievement and behavior I’ve posted a lot here lately about the … Continue reading

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