CBEEN members can order these recommended resources at a discounted rate!
These rates include all shipping and taxes. Please note that delivery could take 6-8 weeks. A percentage of all book sales will support environmental stewardship & sustainability in the Columbia Basin.
Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature
Jon Young, Ellen Haas, Evan McGown
Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature reveals the Coyote Mentoring approach, an educational model designed to facilitate connections to nature. Strategies like questioning, storytelling, tracking, mapping, and practicing survival skills will inspire student curiosity and encourage self-sufficiency. Background information will help parents, teachers and others feel more confident in introducing children to new ways of experiencing and learning about the natural world.
Teaching Young Kids about Climate Change
Teaching Young Kids about Climate Change brings together 20 articles and many activities from Green Teacher magazine to aid any educator in tackling this essential topic with K-8 students. The activities have the capacity to help young people appreciate the energy forms, solar cooking techniques, options for sustainable transportation, and much more.
Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens: The Handbook for Outdoor Learning
David Sobel – 280 pages
Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens is the latest from environmental education expert David Sobel. Joined by a variety of colleagues to share their experiences and steps for creating a successful “nature preschool” or “forest kindergarten” program, Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens walks you through the European roots of the concept to the recent resurgence of these kinds of programs in North America.
Teaching Teens About Climate Change
Teaching teens about climate change has to be one of the most important things that can happen in a high school, but for many teachers it is a real head-scratcher: how to cover the science and the solutions, while engaging the students in a vibrant discussion, and yet not making them feel depressed and afraid? Green Teacher’s Teaching Teens about Climate Change is a godsend, packed with proven interactive classroom exercises and role-plays. All science and geography teachers would do well to get a copy.
Dirty Teaching: A Beginner’s Guide To Learning Outdoors
Juliet Robertson offers tips and tricks to help any primary school teacher kick-start or further develop their outdoor practice.
One of the keys to a happy and creative classroom is getting out of it and this book will give you the confidence to do just that. Drawing on academic research, Juliet explains why learning outdoors is so beneficial and provides plenty of tips and activities to help you to integrate outdoor learning into your teaching practice, providing a broad range of engaging outdoor experiences for your students.
Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition
Doug Anderson, Lorraine Chiarotto, Julie Comay
Natural Curiosity is a teacher resource that focuses on Environmental Inquiry, and how to bring inquiry-based teaching practices into the classroom. The resource offers elementary school teachers a guide to making both the content and process of learning about the world more engaging and relevant to their students. The second edition supports a stronger basic awareness of Indigenous perspectives and their importance to environmental education.
Messy Maths: A Playful, Outdoor Approach For Early Years
In Messy Maths: A Playful, Outdoor Approach for Early Years, Juliet Robertson offers a rich resource of ideas that will inspire you to tap into the endless supply of patterns, textures, colours and quantities of the outdoors and deepen children’s understanding of maths through hands-on experience. Juliet believes being outside makes maths real. Lots of outdoor play and engaging activity along the way is a must, as being outside enables connections to be made between the hands, heart and head, and lays the foundations for more complex work as children grow, develop and learn.
Fostering Sustainable Behavior
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to community-based social marketing and how it is being applied throughout the world to foster sustainable behavior. It introduces the five steps of community-based social marketing (selecting behaviors, identifying barriers & benefits, developing strategies, conducting a pilot, and broad-scale implementation), and showcases numerous programs illustrating its use. In this third edition, each chapter has been updated.