Sharing Nature: Nature Awareness Activities for All Ages

Overview

Sharing Nature with Children, selling more than half a million copies, sparked a worldwide revolution in nature education. Now that classic has been rewritten, with added new activities—and combined with Sharing Nature with Children II (a treasury of some of Joseph's best-loved nature games for children and adults) in one complete volume.

Fans of the original work will be excited by this new version of their beloved nature handbook, which incorporates the author’s latest ...

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Overview

Sharing Nature with Children, selling more than half a million copies, sparked a worldwide revolution in nature education. Now that classic has been rewritten, with added new activities—and combined with Sharing Nature with Children II (a treasury of some of Joseph's best-loved nature games for children and adults) in one complete volume.

Fans of the original work will be excited by this new version of their beloved nature handbook, which incorporates the author’s latest insights. New readers will be enthralled by this phenomenal teaching tool.

Essential, easy to use, Sharing Nature is nature awareness made simple. An extraordinary resource for anyone who would like to get in touch with the land, trees, and mountains. Give a friend or a child an experience of Nature that he will remember the rest of his life.

Not just a book, this is a powerful approach to nature education. And Cornell drew upon a wealth of experience to significantly revise and expand this book.

New nature games—and old favorites—and Cornell's typically insightful commentary makes this new and quintessential version of this special classic even more valuable to nature lovers worldwide. In page after page of innovative activities, Cornell’s unique blend of knowledge and warmth creates a contagious atmosphere for learning.

The Sharing Nature movement has expanded to countries all over the globe. Cornell and his work have been recommended by the Boy Scouts of America, the American Camping Association, the National Audubon Society, Japan’s national school system, and many others.

Cornell also introduces his remarkable technique of Flow Learning, showing how to match nature activities to the interest and energy levels of children, and to organize them in a way that works, placing them in thematic sequence to ensure a genuinely uplifting experience.

Joseph Bharat Cornell has won international acclaim through his landmark book, Sharing Nature with Children. Since its publication in 1979, Cornell has toured worldwide, offering his popular nature awareness workshops to tens of thousands of teachers, parents, youth leaders, and naturalists. A prominent environmental educator describes him as 'one of the most inspiring educators in the field today.'

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Editorial Reviews

September 2013 Whole Earth Review
Absolutely the best awareness of nature book I’ve ever seen. It has become justly famous because it works.
Richard Louv
Cornell has devised ingenious nature-based games that . . . celebrate mystery, quiet attention, observation, and the possibility of revelation.
September 2013 National Audubon Society
By using the activities . . . the child actually experiences what it is like to be a part of the natural world. I see this little book as a powerful tool in educating children.
September 2013 Edgar Cayce’s A. R. E. Journal
Here is a real tool to help children experience the oneness, the beauty and wonder of being in touch with God through His earth.
September 2013 - Sir Peter Scott
A most original and imaginative concept in a field which is vital for the welfare of the planet.
September 2013 National Association for Interpretation
This is not just a book but a powerful approach to nature education. The first edition of this book sparked a worldwide revolution in nature education and became a classic. The author, Joseph Cornell, is one of the most highly regarded nature educators in the world today.
September 2013 The National Trust (UK)
A magical tool to awaken children to the delights of nature.
September 2013 Southern Maryland Parent Line
The Sharing Nature movement that Cornell pioneered has now expanded to countries all over the globe. Recommended by Boy Scouts of America, American Camping Association . . . and many others.
September 2013 - Dawn Brunke
From scavenger hunts to bird calling, guided imagery to nature meditations, Cornell dovetails the path of knowledge with the path of heart.
September 2013 Today's Librarian
An effective tool for creating a greater awareness and enthusiasm for the beauty of nature.
Cheryl Charles
Cornell’s long-standing work and vision have nourished the roots of the emerging worldwide movement to reconnect children and nature.
September 2013 Backpacker Magazine
Joseph Cornell is one of the most highly regarded nature educators in the world today.
September 2013 The Nature Conservancy
How pleasant it is to find a guidebook, written with such sensitivity, that helps parents or teachers share their love of nature with a child.
Sue Eisaguirre
Joseph Cornell brings to life his 'Flow Learning' teaching strategy in the 35th anniversary edition of Sharing Nature. This expanded volume reflects Cornell's years of experience and refinement in using his nature games to create highly enriching field trip learning experiences for the thousands of students we've taken outdoors to connect with the natural world. His keen insight into the dynamics of learning, no matter one's age, creates a more fruitful and lasting understanding of any nature topic.
David Tribe
The use of Flow Learning makes education about the environment a joy to teach. People’s faces light up with sheer joy and inner understanding
Backpacker Magazine Editors
Joseph Cornell, is one of the most highly regarded nature educators in the world today.
Southern Maryland Parent Line
The Sharing Nature movement that Cornell pioneered has now expanded to countries all over the globe. Recommended by Boy Scouts of America, American Camping Association . . . and many others.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565892835
  • Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/15/2014
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 868,974

Meet the Author

Joseph Cornell is an internationally renowned author and founder of Sharing Nature Worldwide, one of the planet’s most widely respected nature awareness programs. His first book, Sharing Nature with Children, "sparked a worldwide revolution in nature education" and has been published in twenty languages and sold half a million copies. He is the honorary president of Sharing Nature Association of Japan, which has 10,000 members and 35,000 trained leaders.

He the author of the Sharing Nature Book Series, used by millions of parents, educators, naturalists, and youth and religious leaders all over the world. Mr. Cornell’s books, Listening to Nature and The Sky and Earth Touched Me, have inspired thousands of adults to deepen their relationship with nature.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service selected Mr. Cornell’s Sharing Nature with Children as one of the fifteen most influential books published since 1890 for connecting children and families to nature. His highly effective outdoor learning strategy, Flow Learning™, was featured by the U.S. National Park Service as one of five recommended learning theories, along with the works of Maria Montessori, Howard Gardner, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget.

Mr. Cornell has received many international awards for his Sharing Nature books and work. He received the prestigious Countess Sonja-Bernadotte Prize in Germany for his vast influence on environmental education in Central Europe. In 2011 Cornell was selected as one of the world’s "100 most influential opinion leaders committed to the Environment" by the French organization, Les Anges Gardiens de la Planète.

Known for his warmth and joyful enthusiasm, Cornell "has a genius for finding the essence of a subject, explaining it in clear and compelling ways, and then giving the reader creative exercises to gain an actual experience."

Joseph and his wife, Anandi, are senior ministers and residents of Ananda Village in Northern California.

For more information about Joseph Cornell’s books and activities visit: www.sharingnature.com

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