Thoughts on The Value Of Nature Education – David Sobel

“Wet sneakers and muddy clothes are prerequisites for understanding the water cycle”.

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“The heart of childhood, from seven to eleven, is the critical period for bonding with the earth”.

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“If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it”.

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“Exploration of the natural world begins in early childhood, flourishes in middle childhood, and continues in adolescence as a pleasure and a source of strength for social action”.

teens in nature

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About Ethan Rotman

Ethan Rotman (Bayareatic) manages and coordinates programs that hatch fish in classrooms for the San Francisco Bay Area. He also chairs the committee that manages these programs throughout the state. Ethan has worked with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for over 20 years.
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