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|Author: Joseph Cornell
Retail Price: Paperback • $9.95
As Joseph Cornell’s classic book reached its 20th anniversary, Cornell drew upon a wealth of experience in nature education to significantly revise and expand his book. New nature games – favorites from the field – and Cornell’s typically insightful commentary makes the second edition of this special classic even more valuable to nature lovers world-wide. 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, National Audubon Society and many others.
Educators: download free activities based on this book on our activities page.
- 2011 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service List of the 15 Most Influential Books Connecting Children
With Nature Published Since 1890
- Excellent Books for 2007 Selection, South Korea Dept. of Environment
Sharing Nature With Children is jam packed with activities to get you and your kids outdoors. The activities categorized according to Cornell’s Flow System of education, consist of four types: Awaken Enthusiasm, Focus Attention, Direct Experience and Share Inspiration. Every activity begins with a bullet point description of the type of activity, best time of day for the activity, size of group, age appropriateness and any materials needed. This makes it easy to pick out games that are appropriate for your situation.
Keeping up with our 21st century way of life, you can have a peak at the activities online at Sharing Nature Squidoo. I have to admit that it wasn’t until I watched the video of the children sitting under the tree calling the birds that I was really hooked. While some of the videos might seem a bit hokey to us sophisticated moderns when you hear Cornell speak about his passion you can tell his message is needed today. His philosophy is that when we appreciate the world around us we begin to understand that we are part of something bigger than ourselves.
Since the book has been around for a while, copies are readily available at most libraries, and Dawn Publications is celebrating the 30th anniversary of publication this year with special offers.
Joseph Cornell founded the Sharing Nature Foundation in 1979. He offers workshops to nature educators around the world.
— San Francisco Examiner (www.examiner.com) – Nancy McConnell (April 7, 2009)
Sharing Nature with Children 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. His expertise, and his irrepressible enthusiasm for the grandeur and mystery of nature spill over onto every page. His unique blend of knowledge and warmth creates an atmosphere for learning that is very contagious.
— National Association for Interpretation
Joseph Cornell’s Sharing Nature with Children is really the classic and first influential nature educator’s handbook–read by millions worldwide -a nd I find it extremely handy too. . . the organization and index system lets you find an activity in about 30 seconds when you need one. This is a must have for every parent/nature educator’s collection.
— Dan Rain, father, neighborhood nature mentor and
Wilderness Awareness School staff (November 2009)