Hayley Ho shares the story behind her handcrafted wooden toy puzzle which was designed to raise awareness of the Orochen ethnic group in China, and to encourage children to play creatively in the setting of nature.
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Making a Place: The Story of 518 Northampton Street and Nurture Nature Center
BY RACHEL CARR
@ VOL 2
ON SEP 18, 2015
Rachel Hogan Carr, the director of the Nurture Nature Center in Easton, tells how the center came to be, and how serves the community.
The story of the biggest urban forest in the world: Floresta da Tijuca
BY JULIA TADDEI
@ VOL 29
ON FEB 29, 2016
Do you know where is the biggest urban forest in the world? It's in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The backyard of the house where Julia Taddei grew up is part of this forest, called Floresta da Tijuca.
Julia tells you more about the relationship between the "Cariocas", the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, with the forest, and the fact that it is not a native forest but rather the result of a major reforestation project undertaken around 150 years ago.
Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen
BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.
Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)
How to Sell Video Games to Schools
BY BRANDON PITTSER
@ VOL 22
ON APR 13, 2017
Filament Games has been exclusively focused on developing learning games for over 10 years, and They've recently cracked the code of selling learning games to schools. The want to share their secrets with you! From district administrators to rockstar teachers, they uncover how they use their allies in the field to evangelize for this important pedagogical movement. Brandon Pittser gives a high-level overview of what it takes to make it in the challenging, exciting world of K-12 educational games sales.
BY CARLY GARNER
@ VOL 20
ON APR 05, 2017
Natureweavers is an award winning forest school program for children and families that combines environmental education, nature connection and regional sustainability. Based in Black Mountain, Carly Garner and her team have been working with children in wildspace since 2010. Their programs include a weekly bush kinder, a monthly WildPlayGroup, Saturday sessions, seasonal celebrations, overnight camps and holiday programs. Carly is also a member of the International Association of Nature Pedagogy and advisor to the Forest School Alliance. In her presentation, Carly talks about her innovative approach to environmental education with kids taking risks and getting down and dirty!