Education  -  Gaia

See also, "Sustainability"

Orr, David W. Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992.

Smith, Gregory A. and Dilafruz R.  Williams, editors. Ecological Education in Action: On Weaving Education, Culture, and Environment. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999.

Sobel, David. "Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education." Orion 14, no. 4 (Autumn 1995): 11-17. Reprinted as Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaimning the Heart in Nature Education, Nature Litearacy Series No. 1 (Great Barrington, Mass.: Orion Society, 1996).

Sobel, David. Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms & Communities. Nature Literacy Series No. 4. Great Barrington, Mass.: Orion Society, 2004.

Canadian Journal of Environmental Education. Back issues online

Center for Ecoliteracy. Resources page

Children & Nature Network

Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education

Cobbscook Community Learning Center. An example of an organization that combines EE, arts, local culture, and activism to serve their community

Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit

Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP)

Environmental Education Resources. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

EE Link. Resources for Environmental Educators

Environmental Education & Communication organizations worldwide. Click on the map region

Evolution Resources From the National Academies

Exploring the Environment. Online modules for students & teachers (Gr. 5-12).

Geographical Association (UK). Teaching geography on all levels

GreenCOM. USAID's environmental education & communication site

Ground Water & Drinking Water: An Expert Guide for Kids. Lots of links

Journal of Environmental Education. Searchable archives

National Center for Science Education. Defending the Teaching of Evolution in the Public Schools

National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education
Professional development guidelines & resources

New England Environmental Education Alliance

North American Association for Environmental Education
Home page: 

Ocean Explorer. Education site

The Outdoor Resource. Conservation Education Network

Place-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Place-Based Education Evaluation Collaborative. Lots of resources

Place-Based Education: Learning to be where we are

Place-Based Education Research and Studies: An Annotated Bibliography

Promise of Place. Place-based education

Restoring Ecological Citizenship

Rodale Institute. Kids education site

Rural Schools and Community Trust

Sense of place. Special issue of EE News published by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (PDF file)

State Survey: Results of the Third Survey of the Status of EE on the State Level

Understanding Evolution for Teachers (learning & teaching evolution)

UNESCO Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

UNESCO International Directory of Environmental Education Institutions

UNESCO Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future

Vermont Landscape Change learning resources

"Weaving Traditional Ecological Knowledge into Biological Education: A Call to Action." Robin Wall Kimmerer (PDF file_

Wind energy education resources

Energy & Energy Alternatives  

Alternative Energy Sources. Basic introduction with links

American Solar Energy Association

American Wind Energy Association

Asia Alternative Energy Program. World Bank site

Biomass Energy

Break the Chain and end our dependence on oil. (NRDC site in cooperation with Syriana producer)

Center for Alternative Technology links page. Europe's leading eco-centre, with information on renewable energy,
environmental building, energy efficiency, organic growing and alternative sewage systems.

Destination Earth. Cartoon short, petroleum industry propaganda from 1956

Energy Bulletin

Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium

Methane Hydrate. (See also, "                    ")
Gas Hydrate Info. 
Gas Hydrate Web Sites. 
Global Inventory of Natural Gas Hydrate Occurrence. 
Mining Methane. Audio of CBC program. 

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

T. Boone Pickens energy alternatives plan for the USA

Renewable Energy Sources. Lots of links

Worldwatch Institute renewable energy resources

Environmental Impact Assessment  

Defining Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment, Index of Web Sites. International Links.

Environmental Impact Assessment/Strategic Environmental Assessment Databases. UK site

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). U.S. EPA site

Environmentalism & Anti-environmentalism  

Bramwell, Anna. Ecology in the 20th Century: A History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.

Dunlap, Riley E. and Angela G. Mertigs, editors. American Environmentalism: The U.S. Environmental Movement, 1970-1990. Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis, 1992.

Dunlap, Thomas R. Faith in Nature: Environmentalism as Religious Quest. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004.

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich. Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environmental Rhetoric Threatens Our Future. Washington, D.C.: Island Press/Shearwater Books, 1996.

Gottlieb, Robert. Forcing the Spring: The Transformation of the American Environmental Movement. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1993.

Hawken, Paul. Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw it Coming. New York: Viking, 2007.

Helvarg, David. The War Against the Greens: The "Wise-Use" Movement, the New Right, and the Browning of America. Revised and updated. Boulder: Johnson Books, 2004.

Lewis, Martin W. Green Delusions: An Environmentalist Critique of Radical Environmentalism. Durham: Duke University Press, 1992.

McCormick, John. Reclaiming Paradise: The Global Environmental Movement. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989.

Merchant, Carolyn. Radical Ecology: The Search for a Livable World. New York: Routledge, 1992.

Ray, Dixy Lee, with Lou Guzzo. Environmental Overkill: Whatever Happened to Common Sense? Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, 1993.

Rosebrough, Craig. Buring Rage of a Dying Planet: Speaking for the Earth Liberation Front. New York: Lantern Books, 2004.

Scheffer, Victor B. The Shaping of Environmentalism in America. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1991.

Shabecoff, Philip. A Fierce Green Fire: The American Environmental Movement. New York: Hill and Wang, 1993.

Ages of Gaia Exposed

Caste From the Past: Environmentalism's elistist tinge has roots in the movement's history

Forging Envioronmentalism: Justice, Livelihood, and Contested Environments. Online Book Companion

Ethics, Integrity & Philosophy  

Center for Environmental Philosophy, publishers of the journal Environmental Ethics. Includes an index of the journal

"Deep Ecology and Its Social Philosophy: A Critique"

Deep Ecology Platform of the Foundation for Deep Ecology

Defining We in Environmental advocacy. (Works best when accessed with Internet Explorer)

Ecospheric Ethics. An anthology of articles

Ethics in Science and  Environmental Politics. An international journal. Access to full-text articles

Ethics, Values, and the Environment, conference papers

Green Web. Left Biocentricism

Scientific Integrity Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

A Survey of selected Internet resources on environmental ethics

The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy


Ecodrama Playwrights Festival. May 24-June3, 2012. Oregon
Script deadline July 1, 2011

Environmental Expert Event Calendar

Humanities & Social Sciences Announcements on H-Net. Conferences, fellowships, and more

Writers' Conference & Workshop in Honor of Rachel CarsonEducators
Nature and Environmetnal Writers--College and University Educators

Our Changing Oceans conference. January 19-21, 2011, Washington, D.C.

Orion Network Events Calendar. Postings for over 1,000 organizations

Wildbranch Workshop in Outdoor, Natural History and Environmental Writing

Evolution & Anti-evolution  

See also, "Psychology"

"Darwin & Evolution." Special issue of Natural History 114, no. 9 (November 2005).

Forrest, Barbara and Paul R. Gross. Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Larson, Edward J. Summer of the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion. New York: Basic Books, 1997.

Numbers, Ronald L. The Creationists: The Evolution of Scientific Creationism. New York: Knopf, 1992.

Creation & Intelligent Design Watch

Creationism Legal Cases

Believing in God and Evolution. Teaching evolution at Christian colleges

Cosmological Natural Selection. Check out the references

Darwin Correspondence Project. Searchable database

Debate over Evolution. The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life site

Evolution, development, and random biological ejaculations from a godless liberal

Evolution. Resources association with the PBS television series

Evolution Resources From the National Academies

Expelled (film). National Center for Science Education response site

Intelligent Attraction. (A spoof of Intelligent Design.)

Intelligent Design? (Position statements from both sides of the debate)

Issues in Evolution. American Institute of Biological Sciences site

Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District. (Court ruled against the school district's effort to promote intelligent design as science)
Wikipedia article about the case. 
Full text of the judge's opinion (136 pp.). 
Trial documents. 

Monkey Trial (PBS American Experience)

National Center for Science Education
Home page: 
Evolution Education: 
Creationism Controversy: 

Science, Evolution, and Creationism. National Academy of Sciences report. (Purchase or download) Responses to the "Intelligent Design" movement

Understanding Evolution. Tutorials by the University of California (Berkeley) Museum of Paleontology

Why we need academic question Newtonism.
A parody of intelligent design proponents who blame Nazi actions on Darwin

Field Study, Internships & Job Opportunities  

Environmental Careers Organization. The Eco Guide to Careers that Make a Difference. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2004.

American Museum of Natural History, Grants & Fellowships

Charles Darwin Foundation. Volunteer opportunities on the Galapagos Islands.

Environmental Education Jobs Database. A service of the North American Association for Environmental Education

Environmental Careers Organization

Environmental Jobs

Environmental Jobs

GoodWork Canada. Environmental jobs

Grassroots Jobsource. Orion Society list of jobs and internships

Green Corps Environmental Leadership Training Program. (one-year full-time paid positions)

Marine Science Internships

National Wildlife Federation Careers Gateway. Jobs, internships, fellowships & volunteer opportunities with NWF

National Association of Environmental Professionals Career Center
Student Internships: 

Nature Conservancy

FrowFood. Volunteer on farms.

Patuxent Research Refuge, Maryland

School for Field Studies

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Opportunities

Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study

Film & Media Studies  

Bouse, Derek. Wildlife Films. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000.

Ingram, David. Green Screen: Environmentalism and Hollywood Cinema. Devon: University of Exeter Press, 2000.

Mitman, Gregg. Reel Nature: America's Romance with Wildlife on Film. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999.

Newman, Kim. Apocalypse Movies: End of the World Cinema. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2000.

Neuzil, Mark and William Novarik. Mass Media & Environmental Conflict: America's Green Crusades. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage, 1996.

Nature in Popular Culture


Chase, Alston. In a Dark Wood: The Fight Over Forests and the Rising Tyranny of Ecology. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.

Cox, Thomas R., Robert S. Maxwell, Phillip Drennon Thomas, and Joseph J. Malone. This Well-Wooded Land: Americans and Their Forests from Colonial times to the Present. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1985.

Davis, Richard C., editor. Encyclopedia of American Forest and Conservation History. Two Volumes. New York: Macmillan, 1983.

Langston, Nancy. Forest Dreams, Forest Nightmares: The Paradox of Old Growth in the Inland West. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995.

Little, Charles E. The Dying of The Trees: The Pandemic in America's Forests. New York: Viking, 1995.

Perlin, John. A Forest Journey: The Role of Wood in the Development of Civilization. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1991.

500-Year Forest Foundation. A model for the private protection of old-growth forest on the state level

Articles on Canadian Topics in Journal of Forest History. Bibliography Forest Conservation Portal 

Cathedral Grove. An international perspective on timbering in British Columbia.

Environmental Protection Information Center. Forests of Northwest California

Forest History Society
Forest History Today magazine, back issues. 
Oral History. 

Forestry Images: Firest Health, Natureal Resources & Siliculture Images

Forest Industry Links--Canada

Forest History Today. Back issues online.

Forestry in Myanmar (Burma). Ministry site

Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics

Gifford Pinchot Task Force

Harvard Forest

Native Forest Council

New England Forests Through Time. (Harvard Forest dioramas)

Peeling Back the Bark. Blog of the Forest History Society

Rainforest Portal. 
World Rainforest Information Portal. 

Southwest Forests.

Tree Sitting. See "Social Change & Activism"

Urban Forests. PBS television series & related resources 

U.S. Forest Service

World Forest Center

Gaia Hypothesis  

Lovelock, James. The Ages of Gaia: A Biography of Our Living Earth. New York: Norton, 1988.

Lovelock, James. Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979

Stephen H. Schneider and Penelope J. Boston, editors. Scientists on Gaia. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1991.

The Ages of Gaia Exposed

Detailed Biography of James Lovelock

The Gaia Hypothesis. 

Gaia - The Living Earth

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Edited by Sarah Bobrow-Williams with the assistance of the students and faculty of Goddard College
and members of the wider environmental, place, and sustainability studies community