Forest Educator with Ricardo Sierra | A Podcast for Revolutionary Conversations about Nature-Based Education
Forest Educator with Ricardo Sierra | A Podcast for Revolutionary Conversations about Nature-Based Education
Ricardo Sierra

Episode 50 - Forest Educator Spotlight: Exploring the Role of Spirituality in Forest Education

58 minutes Posted Nov 27, 2023 at 9:00 am.
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This episode dives into the more 'intuitive' and 'feeling' areas of nature education, and how we can support our students/clients/children to have experiences that go beyond an intellectually based understanding of our world.  This topic is tricky to navigate, so I do my best to be fully transparent and authentic, and be validating to lots of different forms in which these experiences can be shared.


There are things that happen in nature that are difficult to describe and understand, and I have had many situations where logic isn't all that helpful when it comes to integrating them into my daily understanding of the world.  I share a few of these examples, knowing that they are but the tip of the iceberg that is all of our collective stories and 'magical moments'.   


Nature Spirituality is a particularly sensitive topic to many cultures around the earth, and the way we talk about them in a conscious and considerate way is vital to helping hundreds of thousands of children and adults to heal and grow and find a new path for humanity.  The human development aspects of these experiences are in some ways the key to building a new and hopeful future, especially if we can find ways that are collaborative and inclusive and compassionate.


Please enjoy Episode #50.


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