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Storytelling about Nature

Following up on John Thielbahr's blog post on the New C&NN section, "Where Nature Meets Story," this is a chance for storytellers and story seekers alike to share resources, tips, and events for nature stories.

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Does anyone have any suggestions for nature stories that get kids excited to go outside?

Started by Margie. Last reply by Margie Nov 4, 2011.

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Comment by Suz Lipman on February 3, 2012 at 8:01am

Hi Everyone.

Thank you for posting about the decline of the depiction of nature in children's picture books, Marghanita. We just put that on our C&NN news site:

  http://www.childrenandnature.org/news/detail/childrens_books_increa...


And, thanks for letting us know about the Sense of Wonder contest, Margie! Seems we should get the word out about that, too.

Cheers!

Comment by Margie on February 1, 2012 at 12:04pm

AyoLane,

Here is a contest for you:  EPA's Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Contest.  It's intergenerational.  I entered with my grandson in 2010.  http://www.epa.gov/aging/resources/thesenseofwonder/index.htm

Comment by Marghanita Hughes on January 31, 2012 at 11:19am

A new study finds a significant decline in the depiction of the natural world and animals in US children's books in recent decades, a trend researchers say may reflect society’s increasing isolation from nature.

http://e360.yale.edu/digest/depictions_of_natural_world_declining_i...

Comment by Marghanita Hughes on January 31, 2012 at 11:17am

Comment by John Thielbahr on January 31, 2012 at 10:32am

AyoLane,

You might want to connect with the Group C&NN Grand Ideas in Nature, which is a group that is interested in connecting grandparents to kids using the natural world.

Comment by AyoLane Halusky on January 31, 2012 at 10:20am

know any good stories about connecting youth to aulthood?

Comment by Alina Stefanescu Coryell on January 26, 2012 at 3:22pm

They are, Margie. I love them- such a rich, multi-faceted approach to understanding nature. A LIVING approach which, I'm afraid, is not always communicated to children in standard science courses which emphasize memorization over creative thinking.

Comment by Margie on January 26, 2012 at 2:08pm

Seen this paper from the EETAP resource library?

http://eelink.net/eetap/info6.pdf

Comment by Margie on January 18, 2012 at 10:34am

Thanks Alina.  How & why (pourquois) stories are great, aren't they?

 

Hey everyone, check out this twitter feed from the UK on storytelling & environment:  @Story4Environme.

Comment by Alina Stefanescu Coryell on January 17, 2012 at 2:00pm

In conjunction with nature journaling, we like to read Native American nature myths and story-oriented explanations for natural phenomenon. It makes life richer and more engaging. Frances Holbrook's The Book of Nature Myths is great for all ages- brimming with stories about how frogs, snipes, and various critters came to be, as well as how various minerals were formed.

 

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