Adult Pro-Environment Behaviors Shaped by…Harvesting?

David Sobel’s piece “Look, Don’t Touch” in Orion Magazine has shaken up the small world of my little nature club and the big world of the Get Outdoors movement. I’ve just discovered Living On Earth‘s interview with Sobel, here. If you haven’t had a chance to read the Orion essay, here’s the kernel of Sobel’s argument:Continue reading “Adult Pro-Environment Behaviors Shaped by…Harvesting?”

Touch, Pick, Play…..Learn

Here’s something I’ve been considering a lot lately. How does environmental stewardship develop, exactly? Where is that sweet spot between the lure of science as a discipline and the pleasures, and love, of the outdoors? David Sobel’s take: Most environmentalists attributed their commitment to a combination of two sources, “many hours spent outdoors in aContinue reading “Touch, Pick, Play…..Learn”