Connecting to Concrete: Breaking Through Urban Barriers with Imaginative Ecological Education (IEE)

By Krista Rutschmann (Educator, MEd in Imaginative Education) Every time we talk about Outdoor Education or Place-based learning, I think about our schoolyard and die a little inside. While others rhapsodize about the green spaces behind their schools or the creeks a couple of blocks away, I cringe at memories of syringes found, homeless camps […]

Spotlight on the Somatic #3: Zoom

By Karen M Effa (Educator, MEd in IE; IE mentor) “We live on the leash of our senses. There is no way in which to understand the   world without first detecting it through the radar-net of our senses.” -Diane Ackerman It’s January 2021, and I am hunkered down at home amidst the ongoing covid-19 […]

Where Does a Work of Art Start?

By Holly B.F. Warren (Atelierista and creator of the Think Tank) A work of art can be created with words, notes, movement, sound, light, food, photography, clay, stone, natural materials, and paint—to name a few. A work of art has aesthetic value as it combines different elements in its creation. Where does a work of art […]