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.
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!
Designing an Intersection: Jubilee Games and Coffee
BY MICHAEL GRUBB
@ VOL 26
ON FEB 08, 2018
When Michael Grubb and his fellow co-founders started offering coffee, board games, and face-to-face play at their monthly pop-ups and game nights, they started finding something more than “fun”--they found a city hungry for connection and new ideas. Exploring the social novelty of the events themselves and the theory behind the national board game boom, Michael makes a case for the cultural value of gaming.
Tech Art - Creative endeavours in a games industry: where art and code meet
BY ROBERT VAN DUURSEN
@ VOL 15
ON AUG 07, 2018
Robert van Duursen speaks about his adventure in the games industry and his creative endeavours.