Poetry Imagining the Earth and Envisioning the Natural World
The natural world has been one of the recurring subjects of poetry, frequently the primary one, in every age and every country. Nature poetry engages with, describes, or considers the natural world. Henry David Thoreau is the guiding spirit of American nature writing in general and American nature poetry in particular. Walden is a forerunner and a reference point for green writing and reading, as well as green thinking. The Academy of American Poets offers nature inspiration—from the poetry of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson to the works of Emily Dickenson and, more recently, Susan Griffin’s anthology Black Nature, which celebrates the overlooked tradition of African American nature poetry over four centuries.
One photograph can tell a unique and compelling story, capturing a specific moment in time and offering students opportunities to examine themselves and the world. Learning with photography can support meaningful self-inquiry, creativity, imagination, and expression in students’ lives, especially during challenging times. Photography can be used as a powerful tool for teaching and learning in the classroom and beyond.
Winner of more than 40 US and international film festival prizes, the eco-documentary Kiss the Ground unveils a game-changer: we can reverse global warming, and Earth’s soil is the solution. By regenerating earth, we can completely and rapidly stabilize our planet’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies.
Into the Outdoors (ITO) creates pathways to environmental awareness and outdoor lifestyles to empower the next generation to become sustainable stewards of Planet Earth. Part science lesson and part adventure, this streaming video series uncovers the stories behind sensible solutions to creating a better planet while the youth hosts have some fun along the way.