Posts Tagged ‘children’

Aerial Forest Adventure Park: A Place to Learn and Grow

Dominic Stucker, October 15th, 2015
Fellow Lynn Stoddard and her husband created an aerial forest adventure park in northeast Connecticut, USA. Since 2012, they have been offering a safe and supportive natural environment for people to solve problems, experience team building, try and often accomplish new things and build self-confidence. The park offers a fun and healthy family environment and

Vision-Built: A Sustainability Center in Indonesia

Dominic Stucker, March 27th, 2014
Inspired, in part, by her time as a Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow at Cobb Hill Ecovillage in Vermont, Any Sulistyowati developed a vision for her own sustainability training center and community in the forests above Bandung, Indonesia. She created this quilt of her vision during one of her Fellows workshops: Any’s Vision Using sustainable, mostly second-hand materials,

Awakening and Expanding Our Conception of Leadership: Weaving Networks for Sustainability

Dominic Stucker, August 22nd, 2012
The Children in Nature Collaborative’s “Natural Learning Project” encourages unstructured play and opening of the senses to connect with the landscape and natural materials. Fellow Mary Roscoe of the Children in Nature Collaborative is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and offers these reflections on leadership and network weaving. Through a personal case study, she

Volvo Adventure Calls for Young Applicants: Projects for the Environment

Dominic Stucker, July 23rd, 2012
Reef Rangers team member planting trees to prevent coastal erosion. 2012 finalists. The Volvo Adventure – in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program – is an educational program that rewards environmental activities and the decision-makers of the future. To enter, form a team of 2 to 5 members aged 13 to 16 (at competition opening

Rio+20 Youth Voice: Action for the Future

Dominic Stucker, June 27th, 2012
Kiara Worth of South Africa, representing the UN Major Group for Children and Youth, gave this collaboratively-written speech expressing the feelings and aspirations of youth at the end of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Undeterred by the weak governmental agreement coming out of the meeting, the speech emphasizes the need for intergenerational cooperation,

Jay Mead on Ken Robinson’s TED Talk “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”

Dominic Stucker, January 28th, 2012
In looking at what Ken Robinson says about creativity and how schools are currently killing this natural part of our being, it’s clear that he, along with other visionaries, believe that this industrial model of education no longer serves us. He states that “creativity is as important as literacy,” and that we should be cultivating

Partnering Kids with Horses

Dominic Stucker, December 21st, 2011
Maeve on Horse-Drawn Plow Stephen Leslie originally published this article in the 2011 Fall edition of the Small Farmer’s Journal. Reprinted with permission. Stephen runs our Farmers Apprenticeship. At Cedar Mountain Farm, we have been hosting school groups for more than a decade. In recent years many of these visits have been under the auspices of the Farm