Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Children and Nature: Awakening a Sense of Wonder

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Dr. Jane Goodall believes it is essential that parents and other mentors of children guide them to make meaningful connections with the natural world. To help accomplish this, she has initiated a program called Roots and Shoots, now in 29 countries. Joining her in expressing the importance of enabling children to form a close relationship with nature are Dr. Sylvia Earle, world-renowned marine biologist, Lee Cole, naturalist and children’s guide at Hidden Villa Farm and Wilderness Preserve in California, and Jeff Rutherford, director of the Marine Research Institute, a ship and shore program for children on San Francisco Bay.

Narrated by Peter Coyote
Music by Paul Lloyd Warner

26 minutes ©1997 Foundation for Global Community

1 comment:

susan said...

Thank You, Thank You, Thank you...
I work for a Head Start agency in Southern Oregon. The children, parents, and staff have the opportunity to build (Phase 1 completed...now on to Phase 2 as funding becomes accessible)a natural environment for children to exlore their natural world. Our community -many different associations- Homebuilders, Master Gardeners, etc-have reached out to help our young children connect and be inspired with nature. I watched this video as I was preparing a training on natural landscapes and environments for the Oregon Head Start Association. You have given me inspiration and hope. I will pass this website on to all that attend.
Very Respectufully,
Susan Longhurst