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Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education (Nature Literacy Series, Vol. 1) (Nature Literacy) Mass Market Paperback – February 15, 1999

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About the Author

David Sobel is Director of Teacher Certification Programs in the Education Department at Antioch New England Graduate School. He is the author of Children's Special Places; Beyond Ecophobia; Mapmaking with Children; and his newest title, Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms & Communities.
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Product Details

  • Series: Nature Literacy (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 45 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Society (February 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0913098507
  • ISBN-13: 978-0913098509
  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 0.2 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #839,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By C. Scott on September 9, 2005
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This is a short little book, but has a powerful message. Children need to experience our environment first hand in order to appreciate it. Once they learn to appreciate it, they will want to preserve it. Plus kids do not get enough outdoor time these days. It also provides excellent reference of books for all aged children on the environment. A must read for teachers and anyone who has an impact on our youth and environment, which should be everyone.
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I have worked with youth as an environmental educator, horticultural therapist, and counselor. I've done quite a bit of reading by authors from various disciplines, and I believe that this book is truly one-of-a-kind. Sobel's developmental theory is sound, and his writing is clear and concise. I have encouraged many of my colleagues to read it, and I feel that it is becoming well-known among environmental educators. This book has the potential to make an excellent contribution to educators and therapists, especially for those of us striving to connect children with the environment. Parents and families would also benefit from this book, as it explains which types of experiences with nature are most likely to have a positive influence on the child based on his or her developmental level. This book has been referenced by several other excellent authors, including Richard Louv (2006). Add this book to your library - you will not regret it!
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I honestly had no idea what this book was going to be about and it turns out that it will be an inspiration in how I create my own classroom in the future. It also gave the epiphany that thinking outside the box in creating a classroom is possible with little to no funds!
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This book is by environmental educator, David Sobel. He spells out the "tidy" ways that teachers teach environmental education which sometimes develops "ecophobia" or a fear of nature in our students. He discusses the importance of "initiating experiences in nature" for students, age 5-12 years. This book both confirmed my beliefs and changed the way I teach science.

It is a quick read and you won't want to put it down. It is a gift I have given all my teacher friends.
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I love LOVE this book. Being outdoors is a simple pleasure. This book hammers the point home- where as I changed my backyard around to meet my children's outdoor needs.Outdoor play enhances child development. Children can label, classify and experiment with the elements of nature. The wonderment simply never ends. I see nature as one of a child's sixth sense.

I've been a supporter of Biophilia (which is the love of the outdoors) for years and I make efforts to provide natural play areas in my own back yard. My older son is a Mud King and my younger child is the mud prince Everyday, all year round, you can find my boys sloshing, digging and creating in their custom mud pit. Ah, the life of a child...

Adventures in nature peaks enthusiasms and joy -- so let kids get down and dirty where they learn, live and play. Watch the video [...]

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Author, Mommy Confidence: 8 Easy Steps to Reclaiming Balance, Motivation, and Your Inner Diva
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David Sobel is a must-read author for those interested in environmental education. Beyond Ecophobia is short, easy to read, and crammed full of valuable insight regarding the shortcomings of the current educational system and various ways to fix it!
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So happy to have this little book as part of my collection for parents to borrow. I develop programs of activities in nature for families and their young children 0-5 years called 'natured Kids' and I think it is necessary for participants to seek more information about why we do what we do. An excellent resource that could almost have been written about my program! The philosophy is the same! Thank you, Narelle from [...]
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