“Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.” Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass, p. 124.
In a conversation with participants in the first Canadian Study Week in Reggio Emilia, Loris Malaguzzi said, “We can only read what we already know” making it a clear responsibility for educators to know more, to consider different knowledges, so we are better prepared to notice, interpret, and respond to the meanings and relationships children are making every day. This would also provide us with a deeper well from which to draw concepts and ideas for materials for creating contexts for learning that are complex, challenging, and relational. Given the growing awareness of the importance of children’s encounters in the natural world, we think this book will open up possibilities of different readings and deeper, perhaps different relationships with the land, water, air and all forms of life.
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