A New Education

Encourage exploration, growth, curiosity and independence in a hands-on, minds-on learning environment!

To Read

Big Kids

  • Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder

By: Richard Louv

(This book is an incredible journey through the eyes of an author who discusses the travesty of leaving children indoors.  He advocates for getting children outdoors in an unstructured space where they can build forts and be kids.  This book is poetic and an easy read and I highly recommend it.)

  • Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education

By: David Sobel

(This book is an incredibly quick read and well worth it.  It discusses the harm that people do unknowingly in attempting to educate our children about the environments problems.  Instead, it gives the alternative of place based education and instructs teachers/parents/grandparents and daycare providers to give the students a way to fall in love with nature before they are asked to protect it.)

  • Place Based Education: Connecting Classrooms and Communities

By: David Sobel

  • Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment and the Human Prospect

By: David W. Orr

Small Kids

  • The Lorax (any grade read aloud)

By: Dr. Seuss

  • Bird Song (K-3 read aloud)

By: Audrey Wood

  • City Beats… A Hip-Hoppy Pigeon Poem (K-3 read aloud)

By: S. Kelly Rammell

  • Brother Eagle, Sister Sky (any grade read aloud)

A message from Chief Seattle

  • One Well… The Story of Water on Earth

By: Rochelle Strauss

  • The Three Questions

By: Jon J. Muth

  • Owl Moon

By: Jane Yolen

  • Stellaluna

By: Janell Cannon

  • A Quiet Place

By: Douglas Wood

  • The Tree

By: Dana Lyons

  • The Waterfall’s Gift

By: Joanne Ryder

  • A Drop Around the World

By: Barbara Shaw McKinney

  • Bat Loves the Night

By: Nicola Davies

  • The Tin Forest

By: Helen Ward

  • Everybody Needs A Rock

By: Byrd Baylor

  • Salmon Stream

By: Carol Reed-Jones

  • Our Shadow Garden

By: Cherie Foster Godburn

  • Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer

By: Carol Brendler

  • A Day at the Market

By: Sara Anderson

  • The Curious Garden

By: Peter Brown

  • My Day in the Garden

By: Miela Ford


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