The Compass to Nature

The Compass to Nature is free for anyone to use.  It works for children.  It works for adults.  It works anywhere, any time of year.  

Just as a navigational compass enables us to guide our way outside, the four points of the Compass to Nature provide unfailing direction for all who seek to lead others in the development of a connected, caring relationship with the world we live in.  The four cardinal Compass points are:

  1. Place
  2. Phenology
  3. Naturalists, and
  4. Journals

...unified by the magnetic Sense of Wonder.

Compass to Nature: Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom

When humans have a relationship with the outside world, they care about it. David Sobel, author of Beyond Ecophobia, clearly reminds us that this must be first priority in connecting people with nature. The Compass to Nature is a group of four components for building relationships with nature....

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