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Daycare Center Responds to MNC

Daycare Center Responds to MNC...

Recently, Williston Enrichment Center — the daycare attended by MNC director Camilla Rockwell‘s nine month old grandson — held a screening of the film’s preschool section for their staff. The next day WEC director Kara von Behren emailed us share their response: “The preschool teachers were so motivated that they took their class out on a nature walk and spent about an hour and a half climbing over trees, falling into the mud, and sliding down huge dirt mountains out back. The kids absolutely loved it (even the ones who fell in the mud who...
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BIRTHRIGHT: New Book by Stephen Kellert

BIRTHRIGHT: New Book by Stephen Kellert...

One of the most fascinating interviews we shot for Mother Nature’s Child was with Yale professor Stephen Kellert. His new book Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World will soon be released by Yale University Press. Read about it here. Kellert asserts that “our capacities to think, feel, communicate, create, and find meaning in life all depend upon our relationship to nature.”  Don’t assume you’ve already read all you there is to know about the human relationship to the natural world. We are just beginning to understand the science...
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MNC: Article in “Vermont WomanR...

Award-winning publication Vermont Woman just published an article about Mother Nature’s...
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Nature Connection and Regenerative Leadership

Nature Connection and Regenerative Leade...

We are very excited about this new educational opportunity!  Check it out and share with friends and associates. This summer, UVM, 8 Shields Institute, and Shelburne Farms are partnering to offer a new program/course called Nature Connection and Regenerative Leadership. This program will take participants on an experiential journey; exploring practices, principles, and core routines that foster deep and long-lasting relationships and connections to nature and place.  We will also explore leadership practices for creating change in our own communities, organizations,...
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Clip: Tracker Jon Young on Mentoring

Clip: Tracker Jon Young on Mentoring...

For decades, tracker and author Jon Young has been mentoring children and adults in practices to build community and connect with the natural world. We featured his insights in Mother Nature’s Child and, from time to time, we like to share out-takes from our interview with him. His ideas about mentoring may be of special interest to parents and teachers!...

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