The Not-So-Humble Pigeon

(This is a recent addition to our Eco-Story Project.  If you want to engage your students’ sense of wonder at the awesomeness of the community of life in which they live then read more about the cross-curricular and cross-grade approach to teaching called Imaginative Ecological Education.  Be sure to download the colouring page at the end!) Yeah, you […]

What is Imaginative Ecological Education? #IEE

Human beings are not refrigerators. Industrial metaphors continue to shape the way we talk and think about education.  This is a problem. Why?  Because there’s no way approaches to teaching/planning that are inspired by factories and assembly lines can support ecological understanding–that sense of one’s implicatedness in all life and the care and concern to do something […]

The Waterbear Colouring Page!

Waterbears are amazing, tiny creatures. And when I say tiny, I mean the size of a period tiny! They exist on every continent, in every country, in your back yard, school yard, the tree across the way, and the grass underfoot. These squishy bags of cute have survived the radiation of space, the immense pressure of […]

Wet Bears Are Grumpy Colouring Page!

This is a wet bear. He’s grumpy. The salmon in his mouth doesn’t look terribly impressed either. Might be best to avoid grumpy bears and unimpressed fish altogether.

The Mighty Peacock Mantis Shrimp Colouring Page!

Woohoo! First colouring page! This, my Lovelies, is a Mantis Shrimp. One of the most fascinating creatures around (and a personal favourite). It hunts using those club-like appendages that look like big arms out front. With the same speed as a 22 calibre bullet leaving a gun’s chamber, it fires those arms out, hitting its […]

Inspiration! 3 Resources For Imaginative & Ecological Teaching

IEE inspirations of the week: New to IEE? Learn more about Imaginative Ecological Education.  See how these resources reflect principles of Feeling, Activeness, and Place. #1 Wonders in the streets… Check out The nature of Graffiti and also the The Nature of Cities websites to feel inspired and to remember the living world we live in–especially in the […]