Arlington, Va. : NSTA Press, National Science Teachers Association, c2012.
xvi, 206 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction. Ecology : a pathway to connecting with nature
pt. 1. Connecting with nature, an ecological approach : goals, activities, field trips, nature stories, nature's driving force for change. Early memories and the nature connection ; Goals of an ecological approach ; Developing awareness and exciting interest ; Learning from successful cooperative models ; Listening in on a naturalist's experiences ; Evolution : nature's driving force for change
pt. 2. Nature bonding : impediments and hopeful prospects. The high cost of ecological illiteracy ; Hopeful prospects : an historic message that almost succeeded, some reasons for hope
pt. 3. Suggestions for some educational priorities. Educational responses ; Conclusion.