We present a quaternity of stories about how our children are being introduced to eco-consciousness from a variety of approaches, including Marian University’s EcoLab, Martindale-Brightwood’s Felege Hiywot Center, St. Mary’s Child Center and a goat farm near Bloomington.
Nestled in the heart of one of Indianapolis’ liberal arts universities is a wildlife oasis, a perfect setting for the eco-education of area children. Read more>>
Felege Hiywot Center, or FHC, accomplishes its mission primarily through using gardening as a tool to teach science and a means to connect children and others in the community to the food that sustains them. Read more>>
In Christopher Nunn’s class at St. Mary’s Child Center, his students, ages 3 to 5, are learning to help the earth by doing. They’re also internalizing the notion that creativity can find expression in the humblest of materials, and that reuse trumps recycling, hands down. Read more>>
Phillips’ children shuffle out the door in neon pink and blue snow pants. Rather than watch Scooby-Doo cartoons on television or sleep in, they’re up, helping their dad move their herd of 20 Boer and Spanish goats from the pasture across the road to the one next to their house. Read more>>