Ecological literacy

Urban children are generally disconnected from the natural world and, within their concrete urban environment, spend far more time in the virtual world created by the technological brilliance of the digital world. How to reconnect them with the skills to interact with and read nature that were normal for past generations?

This article by a school teacher in Surrey, England, leads you to many links that try to answer this question. It provides links to leading thinkers in ecological education such as Fritjof Capra and David Suzuki as well as outlining what a classroom teacher can offer our urban youth.

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