How can nature compete with video games and social media for the attention of young people? This week, Sandy Koi shares her experiences teaching biology to children in Florida schools, and shows us the strategies she developed for helping kids engage with nature in a meaningful way.
This week, artist F. R. Gagliano shares her nature-inspired drawings.
How do we reconcile the fact that in the United States, most of the wilderness we enjoy for recreation once belonged to communities of Indigenous people? This week, author Felix Blackwell considers the duality of natural landscapes as both a site of pleasure and of pain. He describes his attachment for a particular forest, and reveals what he discovered about its past.
People often imagine themselves as separate from nature, rather than as an integral part of the large systems in motion that conduct our world. This week, Katie Hilbert shares her view of the human connection to nature: as a relationship that extends into geological systems and far into a spiritual place, accessible to those who move beyond the five senses and pay attention to deeper feelings.
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