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Expanding our Worldview of Nature Education: An Imperative for Our Times

Keynote Speaker, 2017 NYSOEA Annual Conference

This year’s conference theme was “Watershed Moments: Connecting to Our Natural World”. What is a watershed moment?

After a bit of research, I determined that it is the moment where the watershed begins. At the top of the watershed is a divide between two watersheds. Poetically, this is a moment of choice; it’s the moment to ask which watershed do I go down? For once I make the choice, I will forever be cascading down a specific paradigm, with specific values, consequences and possibilities.

So let’s bring ourselves up to the watershed moment, a moment of consciousness, of choice. Let’s go to the top of the watershed and ask What is nature? and What is the purpose of nature education?

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