New QEP Library Books Available at Wildenthal Library

700.68 A792 Arts and Cultural Programming--a Leisure Perspective Human Kenetics Pub. 2008 797.122 S677C Childhood and Nature Stenhouse Publishers, 2008 Review: This book should be useful for students planning a career in elementary ed and those who guide them. The author offers practical advice for place-based curriculum building.  The design principles are built on "play motifs," or what children do when they are free to play in nature (they probably apply to many adults too).

  • "Adventure"--don't take them on a walk (walks are boring things that adults do), take them on an adventure or exploring.
  • "Fantasy and Imagination"--encourage pretend play, the authors even encourage anthropomorphism.
  • "Animal Allies"--encourage interaction (petting, talking, friendships) with animals.
  • "Maps and Paths"--follow trails and paths, get to know the neighborhood...where does this go?
  • "Special Places"--forts, dens, treehouses, secret spots.
  • "Small Worlds"--dioramas, camping for dolls.
  • "Hunting and Gathering"--collect stuff, leaves, rocks; take children hunting and fishing; fry up a grasshopper to eat!

Chapters point out applications of these design principles in successful playgrounds, innovative classrooms, and outdoor based curriculum.  Although aimed at younger children, the ideas seem quite adaptable to the college level.  For example:  museum dioramas, community based research, mapping, outdoor service, special places like "the desk."  One fault of the book--no pictures. 

333.72 E19 Ecological Literacy:  Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World Sierra Club Books, 2005

155.91 M596G Green Psychology:  Transforming our Relationship to the Earth Park Street Press, 1999 The author once wrote a book with Timothy Leary called The Psychedelic Experience, so for those who grew up in the '60s, that's probably all I need to explain.  The book is a very "mystical" look at using nature for imaginary "trips" of various kinds.  It covers Gaia, vision quests, phychoactive plants, "wild humans," extensive coverage of gods and goddesses connected to nature, even Emiliano Zapata and Faust.

155.9 E191  Ecopsychology:  Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind Sierra 1995

306.48 088G  Group Dynamics in Recreation and Leisure Human Kinetics, 2009

371.38 B942  Interdisciplinary Teaching through Outdoor Education Human Kinetics, 2005

155.418 L894L  Last Child in the Woods:  Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder Algonquin Books, 2008

372.891 S677M   Mapmaking with Children:  Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years Heinemann, 1998

J510 D745N  Nature Math (Math Alive) Marshall Cavendish, 2009

371.384 K59N  No Student Left Indoors:  Creating a Field Guide to Your Schoolyard (Take a Walk series) Stillwater, 2007 Although this book is aimed at elementary school projects, many could be adapted for GIS/GPS projects, newspaper features, art, science, history, writing, and more.  The book covers planning, budgeting, scheduling and all the details.  Some of the projects are birdfeeders, mastering observational skills, creating a handmade book, insect watching, making maps, etc.  Handy templates for making a dichotomous key, becoming a "citizen scientist," or participating in bird science with Cornell are included.  An extensive resource list includes contests, films, grants and donors, websites, and field guides.  A 50-page Appendix provides six different examples of completed projects:  one on books, one on hands-on science, one on an injured animal, one on attracting birds and butterflies, one on native plants, and one on a park.    

372.13 M2710  Outdoor Education:  Methods and Strategies Human Kinetics, 2005

790.069 P529R   Recreation, Event, and Tourism Businesses with Web Resources--Start-Up and Sustainable Operations Human Kinetics, 2009

372.1384 B864S  Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning:  Using the outdoors as an Instructional Tool, K-8, Stenhouse, 2007

371.393 H224T  Teaching in the Outdoors Prentice Hall, 2001

155.9 C678W  The Web of Life Imperative:  Regenerative Ecopsychology Techniques That Help People Think in Balance with Natural Systems, 2003

371.38 B126   The Backcountry Classroom:  Lessoons, Tools, and Acvitities for Teaching Outdoor Leaders, 2005

371.384 T253  Teaching in the Field:  Working with Students in the Outdoor Classroom, 2003

508. S884   Stories in the Land:  A Place Based Environmental Education Anthology, Orion, 1998

796.5 S677B 1996 Beyond Ecophobia:  Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education (Nature Literacy Series, Vol. 1), 1999 REVIEW:  The author recommends a "place-view" rather than a "world-view" because understanding and solving local problems in the natural world is the key to an accurate wider view.  He stresses the importance of age-appropriate projects and encourages a foundation of caring affection toward nature before facts and figures are attempted.  He strongly argues against introducing grade school children to environmental tragedies.  Instead, he recommends (and gives many examples) of age-appropriate ways to foster a love of the natural world.  May be more philosophical than practical, but does bring up interesting debate questions. 

304.2071 S677P 2005 Place-based Education:  Connecting Classrooms and Communities, 2005. REVIEW:  This is an inspirational collection of major community projects that schools have undertaken nationwide.  It is a very community friendly guide advising against designing projects that harm communities so schools don't become 'the enemy" of the community.  Most projects are centered in public schools, but could be easily adapted to college work in social sciences (peer research, improved consciousness and community relationships, applied theory), history (celebrating local culture, preservation, interviewing), community improvement (serve on committees, a river walk with changing exhibits),  psychology (curricular exhibitions, designing child-friendly hospital rooms),  economics (students help revive businesses, advertizing, community branding), agriculture (local speakers, hands-on experience, improving local school lunches), education (GA's design interdisciplinary outdoor projects, nature play), science (lots!  Ideas range from water testing to mapping, designing research to collecting data, finding/creating interpretive trails), art (community art, local folk art), and wildlife (creating habitat, controlling problems, research). 

508.07 161 1996 Into the Field:  A Guide to Locally Focused Teaching, 2005 REVIEW:  The authors emphasize how drawing (even if poorly done) can enhance memory and journaling can combine content with response for additional aid to memory.  Great book for understanding the importance of journaling to numerous classes:  science, history, art, nature writing, perhaps even business students could draw (to help remember) and then respond to or critique store displays, advertizing, street windows, etc.  The authors include three forms of using the environment (nature and culture) for learning experiences:  observation/descriptive writing, art/nature writing, and "reading" the environment for cultural history (land uses, separating natural scars from cultural scars).  The book has a good critical thinking focus as the authors emphasize the importance of developing questions to promote engagement and improve observational skills, interpretation, and theses.  For example, drawing and journaling can be used to come to a class consensus that "this place was once logged," then moving on to research in historical documents to prove/disprove the class hypothesis.  Assignments could be used for co-op projects between art/writing/history/business classes. 

510 A194M 2009 A Mathematical Nature Walk, 2009

KIT 97 (CD)  A Perfect Storm:  Understanding and Managing Millennials (by Magna Publications)

160.F533C 2001 Critical Thinking:  An Introduction, 2001

331.702097 K590  Field Guides to Finding a New Career:  Outdoor Careers, Ferguson Publishing, 2009 Review:  This book covers some real basics of searching for a career in the outdoors, especially how to change from an "indoor" career to an "outdoor" career.  It ranges from jobs connected to agriculture to jobs connected to outdoor sports.  it seems almost too "basic" for me, but perhaps it is written at a level that students who are searching for a career might be able to identify with best.  Each job also includes a pro/con interview with someone who switched from an indoor job to the featured job. (Barney Nelson)

513.1 P945B 1991 Basic Math concepts for Water and Wastewater Plant Operators (Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations)

304.2071 S677C Childhood and Nature:  Design Principles for Educators, Stenhouse Publishers, 2008 REVIEW:  Aimed at elementary teachers, this book could/should also be inspirational for college-level projects.  The author uses the local town and surroundings to increase student engagement with math, government, history, science, and almost any subject.  Students learn geology by studying a local slate quarry...and discover immigration, economics, history, and a never-ending list as they learn to recognize and split slate and even build a commemorative pathway in the school garden.  From investigating place-based outdoor games as "endangered species" to mapping the town to creating dioramas, the students learn to treasure their own as they learn.  Example:  explore a creek from source to merger with a larger river and recreate it in an accordion book with each student assigned a section.  I wondered how engaging this might be for college students to "follow" Alpine creek, creating a similar project while learning to read topographic maps and deeds, interviewing people living along the creek, researching their section in the archives or courthouse, discovering floods, tragedies, local government, and more.  Although a great book for those searching for creative ways to incorporate engagement with local nature and almost any subject, the index is not as practical as it could be.  Ways to incorporate math, for instance, are sprinkled throughout the book, but the index does not list math as a heading or the interesting way to incorporate statistics by analyzing census records (p. 134).  The same is true for numerous art, science, writing, drama, geometry, etc. assignments.  The book is clearly written and engaging to read, so mining it for ideas would be a pleasant task. 

378.16913 W555  What Faculty Members Need to Know About Retention, Magna Publications, 2010

371.384 094 2008  The Outdoor Classroom:  Integrating Learning and Adventure

378.1644 S964A 2004 Assessing Student Learning:  A Common Sense Guide, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2010

616.89165 D262P 2008  The Promise of Wilderness Therapy, AEE, 2008

370.115 P697 2008 Place-Based Education in the Global Age:  Local Diversity, Routledge, 2007

153.42 R931A 2012 The Art of Thinking:  A Guide to Critical & Creative Thought, Group, 2011

153.42 K23C 2009 Critical Thinking:  A Beginner's Guide, Oneworld, 2009

121.6 B157S 2008 A Short Course in Intellectual Self Defense, Seven Stories Press, 2008

790.07 R823M 2011 Mastering the Job Search Process in Recreation and Leisure Services, 2nd Edition, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2011

630.20373 D488E 2006 Extraordinary Jobs in Agriculture and Nature, Ferguson Publishing, 2006

720.47 G795 2010 Green Careers in Building and Landscaping, Peterson's, 2010

333.79 G795 2010 Green Careers in Energy, Peterson's, 2010

J570.23 R332C 2007 Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Animals and Nature, Ferguson, 2007

363.70023 M126G 2010 Green Careers for Dummies, For Dummies Publishers, 2010

363.70023 C345G 2009 Green Careers:  Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future, New Society Publishers, 2009

333.72 C951S 2008 75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make a Difference, Entrepreneur Press, 2008

363.7023 P252C 2009 The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Careers, Alpha Press, 2009

NET LIBRARY Careers for Nature Lovers & Other Outdoor Types, McGraw Hill, 2007

650.14 L256B 2005 The Back Door Guide to Short-Term Job Adventures:  Internships, Summer Jobs, Seasonal Work, Volunteer Vacations, and Transitions Abroad, Ten Speed Press, 2005

331.702097 K590 2009 Outdoor Careers, Ferguson Publishers, 2009

363.7 W636 2011 Wicked Environmental Problems:  Managing Uncertainty and Conflict, Island Press, 2011

363.70023 P887G 2010 Green Careers:  You Can Make Money AND Save the Planet, Lobster Press, 2010

570.72 F453 2011 Field Notes on Science and Nature, Harvard Univ. Press, 2011

371.102 J67T 2011 Teaching Outside the Box:  How to Grab Your Students by Their Brains, Jossey-Bass Pub., 2011

372.21 K71R 2011 Risk & Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play:  Learning from Forest Schools, Sage Publications, 2011

333.72 C951S 2008 75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make a Difference, Entrepreneur Press, 2008

790.07 R823M 2011 Mastering the Job Search Process in Recreation and Leisure Services, Jones & Bartlett, 2010

371.384 B219L 2011 Lens on Outdoor Learning, Redleaf Press, 2010

363.70526 G824C 2009 Conservation with Justice:  A Rights-Based Approach, Island Press, 2011

363.61 W324L 2010 Water Matters:  Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource, Island Press, 2011

304.28 C998E 2011 Everyday Environmentalism:  Law, Nature, and Individual Behavior, Island Press, 2011

372.1384 B864M 2011 Moving the Classroom Outdoors, Stenhouse, 2011

796.507 R318Q Quality Lesson Plans for Outdoor Education

790.069 094H Outdoor Program Administration

303.483 K12T Technological Nature

155.91 E19 Ecopsychology:  Science, Totems, and the Technological Species

629.2272 W747B Bicycling Science

333.7516 M4291 Instituting Nature:  Authority, Expertise, and Power

363.610973 M959G Governing the Tap

508 C737 Companions in Wonder:  Children and Adults Exploring Nature Together

338.17373 C748 Confronting the Coffee Crisis

363.72820973 M119R Recycling Reconsidered

DVD 1313 Motivating Students to Think Critically by Teaching for Discovery

DVD 1317  Learner-Centered Teaching--Where Should I Start?

DVD 1019 Global Gardener--Permaculture with Bill Morrison

DVD 1349 Life (Documentary narrated by David Attenborough)

DVD 1327 Baraka

DVD 1326 Flow:  How Did a Handful of Corporations Steal Our Water?

DVD 1325 The Polyface Farm DVD 1316 How Can I Promote Deep, Lasting Student Learning?