My guest for this episode is Todd Garcia-Bish, the Director of Environmental Education at Lutherlyn, a Christian-based adventure-camp located outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Though the title of this episode is Faith and Environmental Education, and we spend part of the conversation discussing his work in that role as part of the Faith and Earthcare series, that is only a portion of what we cover. Much of the discussion is around how to engage children, and adults, in establishing a sense of place, getting people interested in exploring the world around them, and how to foster a care for the world through knowing the earth and the plants, animals, and other life that call this place home. If you are a parent, grandparent, or teacher of any kind, you should listen to how Todd’s many years of experience can help you on your own path with children.
Todd and I also talk about the role of the “Citizen Scientist”. For that reason, I recommend you compliment the interview with Todd by listening to the one with Stephen Harrod Buhner. Mr. Buhner inspires the reawakening of the personal interest in understanding the world, and then sharing that information with others.
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