Tree Stories Eco1 offers an introduction to ecology and literacy for grandparents and parents
So ... Let's get started ...
A phrase connecting ecology and literacy is ecological literacy or ecoliteracy ...
I refer to ecoliteracy as eco-ethical architexture ... more about this phrase later ...
I know - wow - what's with the terms - here!
Give me another minute to explain ...
Let's say literacy is about reading and writing - the basic concepts and skills necessary to live an extraordinary life ...
Ecology is about the study of the relations between organisms and their physical surroundings ...
For sake of illustration - us humans are the organisms ... and its about our relationships with each other and our involvement with the planet
Therefore, it's important for you, me, and us together to be literate about our connections and what are the better ways of being for the world whether local and/or global.
Hope that helps to position ecoliteracy ...
Seems timely to introduce you to David Orr and Fritjof Capra who provide an contemporary overview of ecoliteracy ...
David Orr (1 video)
Fritjof Capra (3 videos)
And a few more videos about ecoliteracy (children and nature) ...
Another Great Concept: Vitamin N
About Nature Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv ... here are two recent videos
At a coffee shop today ... I asked a mother with her daughter about the importance of trees ...
Mum said "Actually, we're planting trees in the back yard."
I smiled - synchronicity ...
I asked "What is the importance of trees to you and your daughter?"
Mum said, "... to see the process of life."
Then she turned to her daughter and ask what is important to you about planting the trees. She said, "... to see the buds - the fruit."
Erin with Anna (5 years wonderful)
PS ... then, Mum shared a blessing of $1 - the first $1 for Write for Shade ))smiles
Where Are We Headed with WELLth Movement
To establish and sustain the Write for Shade Movement - to ensure there is tree shade where children can read and write
And, to support the Tree Trek programs - to encourage walking among the trees - whether you planted them, funded the planting of them, and/or visiting to bath in the spirit and stories of trees
AND, to encourage the life long bond between children and trees as places of sanctuary and/or gathering.
We have so much to share ... visit our Patreon story as well.
From my head, heart, and hands ...
The tree ...
Wow! (shouted with exuberance)
accompanied by a giggle and wiggle
and a well placed sigh,
her bottom nestling in for a visit
In Closing this instalment of Tree Stories Eco1 ...
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As we sit in the grove of trees know
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