This piece was originally published in Perspectives in Bioregional Education, edited by Frank Traina and Susan Darley-Hill, North American Association for Environmental Education, copyright 1995.
In compiling the resources and curricula lists, we have tried to select materials which are philosophically aligned with the bioregional perspective, i.e. local in scope, experiential in nature, and ecologically benign (interactive yet non-invasive or hurtful.) In virtually every source listed, one could find some segment which doesn’t resonate “bioregional.” We have chosen to err on the side of inclusiveness, rather than to completely discard material which may contain some activities we don’t like. Please consider this when utilizing these resources; exercise discretion in your program design.
Bendick, J. (1970). A Place to Live. Berkeley, CA, Parent’s Magazine Press.
Discusses the essentials of life: a place in which to live and thrive and the interconnections which hold life together. For elementary children.
Birch, B. (1986). Festivals. Morristown, NJ, Silver Burdett.
This book describes celebrations which take place in many different parts of the world and provides ideas for festive activities for families.
Blood-Patterson, P., Ed. (1988). Rise Up Singing: 1200 Songs, Chords and Sources. Bethlehem, PA, Sing-Out.
A songbook for group-singing. A comprehensive collection of songs on topics including ecology, peace, freedom; also humorous and sacred themes. No melody lines (many are already familiar), but chord sequences are provided. Sources listed for each selection.
Borg, B. (1984). Festivals with Children. 1984, Floris Books.
Includes a description of festivals and ideas for celebration as a family.
Bowden, M. (1989). Nature for the Very Young: A Handbook of Indoor and Outdoor Activities. New York, John Wiley & Sons. 232.
A collection of field-tested, playful activities for children in preschool through second grade. Several exercises are suggested for each topic. Seed dispersal exercise with small felt animals works well and is especially fun.
Busch, P. S. (1973). Dining on a Sunbeam: Food Chains and Food Webs. New York, NY, Four Winds Press.
Colorful description of how energy flows from the sun through all creatures on Earth with accompanying photos.
Caduto, M. and J. Bruchac (1991). Keepers of the Animals. Golden, CO, Fulcrum. 266.
The author uses Native American stories to introduce related environmental themes. Accompanying each discussion are questions, several activities, and information on extending the experience. The accompanying teacher’s guide supplements the introductory portion of the book and provides many additional resources on native North Americans and environmental studies.
Caduto, M. J. and J. Bruchac (1988). Keepers of the Earth. Golden, CO, Fulcrum.
Accompanied by a useful teacher’s guide with a wealth of further references for each topic; appendix contains extensive lists of additional resources for environmental studies, native North Americans and values education.
Cornell, J. (1979). Sharing Nature with Children. Nevada City, CA, Dawn Publications. 138.
A small magical book of 42 games with the power to transform children and adults alike. No expertise is required, and Cornell’s 5 suggestions for exploring nature with children insure a positive experience for all participants. Each game includes a reference chart listing appropriate age range and numbers of students; concepts, attitudes, and qualities the game teaches; when and where activity works best; and special materials required.
Cornell, J. (1989). Sharing the Joy of Nature: Nature Activities for All Ages. Nevada City, CA, Dawn. 167.
A sequel to Cornell’s classic first book, Sharing Nature with Children. Includes many new activities for folks of all ages and a more thorough treatment of “flow learning”.
Diehn, G. and T. Krautwurst (1994). Science Crafts for Kids. New York, Sterling. 144.
A wonderful collection of 50 projects, inventions, and crafts which are suitable for children 8 years and up (some require parental supervision.) The ancient elements of Earth, air, wind, and fire are explored by constructing elegant tools such as a hypsometer, model grist mill, solar stone, and astrolabe. Instructions are clear, projects are doable using mostly household items, and the presentation is so engaging that one’s interest is captured immediately.
DiSavino, L., Ed. (1993). For the Beauty of the Earth. Mendham, NJ, The Folk Project. 105.
The collection of over 70 songs ranges from activist/protest to traditional hymns, but all focus on nature. They vary in difficulty and are indexed by grade-level. Melody line, chords and verses are included for each song. A discography provides additional information. Good, easy-to-use resource for anyone.
Duensing, E. (1990). Talking to Fireflies, Shrinking the Moon: A Parent’s Guide to Nature Activities. New York, Plume Books. 180.
A diverse assemblage of simple activities which can be shared by parent/teacher and child on a casual hike in the woods or on a more purposeful field trip. Ecological background material is easily understood. Philosophical disagreement with capture of butterfly larvae for observing metamorphosis.
Herman, M., J. Passineau, A. Schimpf and P. Treuer (1991). Teaching Kids to Love the Earth. Duluth, MN, Pfeifer-Hamilton. 175.
A guide to outdoor activities for adults with children. Developed by a team of naturalists for their family-based Sense of Wonder Workshops, inspired by Rachel Carson’s classic book of the same name. A story begins each chapter, leading to a main activity and supplementary activities and resources. The guidelines for activities are quite broad, some a little too theoretical for younger children.
Hunken, Jorie. (1989). Botany for All Ages. Globe Oepuot Press. 157.
Over one hundred indoor and outdoor activities allow children to investigate plants and their relationships within their surroundings.
Jacobs, U. (1983). Sun Calendar. Morristown, NJ, Silver Burdett.
Explains Earth cycles as they relate to the sun. Young elementary students will enjoy the illustrations and find the text understandable.
LaChapelle, D. and J. Bourque (1976). Earth Festivals: Seasonal Celebrations for Everyone Young and Old. Silverton, CO, Finn Hill Arts. 196.
A comprehensive collection of festive rituals celebrating the unity of body, mind, spirit, and the Earth. Background information and lists of needed materials accompany the activities which are suited for all ages, (order from publisher, currently out of print.).
Lingelbach, J. (1986). Hands on Nature: Information and Activities for Exploring the Environment. Woodstock, VT, Vermont Institute for Natural Science. 240.
Easy to use guide to age-appropriate activities. Chapters include adaptations, habitats, cycles, and designs of nature. Brief explanations of ecological concepts which are explored in the activities are provided. Materials list, follow-up activities, and additional references and reading lists on a particular theme accompany each topic. Some topics better developed than others; some classroom activities of limited impact.
Lipkis, A. &. K. and T. People (1990). The Simple Act of Planting a Tree. Los Angeles, Jeremy P. Tarcher. 248.
How-to guide for community-organized urban tree planting project. Includes instructions for organizing, funding, and training. Detailed workbooks on producing an individually-tailored planting project and treecare project are provided.
Marks, K. (1993). Circle of Song. Lenox, MA, Full Circle Press. 278.
This ceremonial songbook is filled with chants, songs, and dances from many traditions. The appendices include accessible indices and additional resources.
Moore, R. (1991). Awakening the Hidden Storyteller. Boston, Shambala Publications. 153.
A gentle “how-to” guide on developing skills for renewing the oral tradition. Includes a list of regional resource centers and events; additional references.
Nabhan, G. P. and S. Trimble (1994). The Geography of Childhood: Why Children Need Wild Places. Boston, Beacon Press. 184.
The authors contend that each child needs to experience nature personally rather than through electronic media and science books. Essays written from the authors’ personal experiences and supported by research in child psychology, education, and other disciplines paint a convincing portrait of what it takes to make a whole adult.
National Sciences Resource Center (1988). Science for Children: Resources for Teachers. Washington, DC, National Academy Press. 177.
A publication of NSRC, a joint project of the Smithsonian Institution and National Academy of Sciences. NSRC’s focus is on the development, compilation and evaluation of hands-on, inquiry-based science programs. This three-part guide includes a list of various curricula with accompanying descriptions, supplementary resources for educators, and sources of information and assistance from organizations working to improve and promote science education.
Parnell, P. (1979). Your Own Secret Place. New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons. Illustrates the magic and importance of place, on a small scale, for elementary children.
Prutzman, P., L. Stern, M. L. Burger and G. Bodenhamer, Ed. (1988). The Friendly Classroom for a Small Planet. Santa Cruz, CA, New Society. 132.
A guide to building healthy social classroom dynamics. Exercises for developing communication, cooperation, and conflict resolution within the classroom.
Randle, D. (1989). Teaching Green: A Parent’s Guide to Education for Life on Earth. London, McCulloch. 236.
A response to the constraints of the British educational system, but applicable to any standardized school system entrenched in industrialized society. Written in two parts: The System and How to Change It and Teaching Green in Practice.
Rogers, M. (1990). Saving Seeds. Pownal, VT. Storey Communications. 184.
Guide to vegetable and flower seed-saving, a worthwhile, relatively easy project for folks of all ages. Adult instruction and supervision necessary for younger children.
Russell, H. R. (1990). Ten-Minute Field Trips: A Teacher’s Guide to Using the Schoolgrounds for Environmental Studies. Washington, D.C., National Science Teachers Association. 162.
Useful guide to activities well-suited for schools in urban settings. Approach is casual, fostering and relying on children’s instinctive curiosity in the world around them.
Sheehan, K. and M. Waidner (1991). Earth Child: Games, Stories, Activities, Experiments, and Ideas About Living Lightly on Planet Earth. Tulsa, OK, Council Oak Books. 325.
A must for every teacher’s and parent’s bookshelf. A tremendous source of games, activities, recipes, and ecological wisdom presented in a thoughtful, accessible manner. The lists of supplemental literature, organizations, additional resources and their annotations make this an invaluable book.
Slaughter, Stan. (1989). In Tune with All Species. Tall Oak Productions, 3517 Virginia, Kansas City, MO 64109
A wonderful songbook and tape by the same name. A collection of 10 fun songs (“The Six Leg Boogey”, “Salmon Circle’’…) composed by artists including Douglas Wood, Stan Slaughter, Fraser Lang, Bill Oliver and David Lizor. Songbook is illustrated and is supplemented with descriptions of projects, dances, and thoughtful tidbits of ecological wisdom.
Smith, H. E. (1975). Play with the Sun. New York, NY, McGraw Hill. Explores solar activities suitable for elementary-age children.
Steele, P. (1986). Festivals Around the World. Minneapolis, MN., Dillon Press. Describes many different festivals celebrated by people around the world. Suitable for children in K-5th grades.
Tilgner, L. (1988). Let’s Grow: 72 Gardening Adventures with Children. Pownal, VT, Gardening projects for parents, teachers, and children.
VanMatre, S. (1979). Sunship Earth. Martinsville, IN, American Camping Association. 265.
An explanation of the philosophy and nuts and bolts of the five-day outdoor education course titled Sunship Earth. The approach revolves around activities which build not only a conceptual understanding of Earth’s functions but a personal appreciation for the more subjective, aesthetic qualities nature holds for humans.
Vendrell, C. S. and J. M. Parramon (1984). The Four Elements: Air, Earth, Fire, Water. New York, Barron’s. A series of four books on the elements written for preschool-aged children. Each includes a parent’s/teacher’s guide to answering children’s questions.
Wilkins, M. (1989). The Long Ago Lake: A Book of Nature Lore and Crafts. San Francisco, Chronicle. 160. Originally published by Sierra Club Books, the author’s childhood experiences with her family in Wisconsin form the backdrop for more than 30 craft projects suitable for children with assistance from an adult. Some of the projects are quite intricate (such as making a loom and tanning a hide) but the presentation is so charming that anything seems possible.
Wilson, R. A. (1993). Fostering a Sense of Wonder During the Early Childhood Years. Columbus, OH, Greydon Press. 208.
A curriculum designed for parents and educators in four parts: philosophical basis for environmental education, practical ideas for implementing e.g., special considerations (e.g., dealing with fears), and self-rated evaluation scale. Includes annotated bibliography of additional resources.
Wood, D. (1985). The Earth Song Book. St. Paul, MN, Science Museum of Minnesota. Original, singable songs which revolve around an Earth theme and can be enjoyed by folks of all ages. Wood is also a delightful performer.
Canticle to the Cosmos with Brian Swimme. (1990) New Story Project, Livermore, CA.
12-part video lecture series for older students; suitable for personal enrichment or small group study. Tells the scientific story of the universe with a feeling for its sacred nature. Accompanying study guide by Bruce Bochte.
Green Guides. Environmental Education Committee of the Sierra Club, Miami, FL.
Information on large number of environmental topics at low or no cost.
The Growing Classroom: Garden-Based Science. (1990) Life Lab Science Program, Inc. Menlo Park, CA, Addison-Wesley.
Award-winning, versatile program adaptable for indoor and outdoor projects. Integrates many subject areas; fosters a variety of life skills through hands-on collaborative learning for children of all ages.
Heartland All-Species Project. Stan Slaughter and Marty Kraft, Kansas City, MO.
Heartland works closely with schools through residencies, assemblies, and teacher training workshops to promote balance between humans and the natural world. Consultation available for groups interested in staging an All-Species Project. Information on numerous eco-artists available on request.
Jenkins, C. L. (1991). Loving Our Neighbor, the Earth. San Jose, Resource Publications. 113.
Creation-spirituality activities based on Eastern Orthodox tradition. Activities are classroom oriented and suitable for 9-11 year-olds. Each lesson includes a statement of purpose, teacher outline with background material, lesson plan, materials list, and student activity. Scripture quotations are from the New American Bible.
Jenkins, C. L. (1993). Your Will Be Done on Earth: Eco-Spirituality Activities for 12-15 Year-Olds. San Jose, CA, Resource. 112.
Format is similar to author’s curriculum for 9-11 year-olds (see Jenkins, 1991.) Thought-provoking topics are discussion-oriented; activities are primarily pencil and paper work. Can be taught sequentially as a short course or as discrete lessons. Activity questions are quite sophisticated and would be appropriate for teenagers even older than 15 years.
Living Lightly in the City (grades K-6) and Living Lightly on the Planet (grades 7-12.) Schlitz Audubon Center, Milwaukee, WI.
Each unit has background information for teachers; activities involve interdisciplinary, problem solving skills and utilize “found” materials. Schlitz Audubon Center states, “This is the only science manual needed for a full year of environmental education that meets most states’ and cities’ requirements.”
Ocean-Related Curriculum Activities (ORCA). Marine Education Project, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA.
Hands-on projects on various marine topics; multilevel.
Project WILD. Western Regional Environmental Education Council, Boulder, CO.
Project WILD is a conservation and environmental education program designed for teachers of kindergarten through high school youth. State sponsors are usually the state wildlife agency working in conjunction with several state and local education agencies, universities and non-profit groups. WILD policy is set at the national level.
Project WILD Aquatic Education Activity Guide. Project WILD, Boulder, CO: Project WILD, 1987. Interdisciplinary curriculum for grades K-8 involving games, crafts, and experiments. Lesson plans included.
Ranger Rick’s NatureScope. National Wildlife Federation, Washington, D.C. Multi-volume.
Natural history study and activities for preschoolers through seventh graders.
The Earth Education Sourcebook. The Institute for Earth Education. Cedar Cove, Greenville, WV.
A free 16-page catalogue of materials and programs for Earth education. Philosophical approach confronts the shortcomings often found in more traditional, mainstream environmental education programs lacking clear learning goals and which are piecemeal in nature. Much work and self-scrutiny has been invested in making sure these IEE programs arc comprehensive, focused on real ecological concepts, and utilize effective teaching methods which enhance learning. Programs for all levels.
Schoolyard Ecology for Elementary School Teachers Project. Ecological Society of America, Millbrook, NY.
Autumn Oaks. Paul Krapfel (1994) of Shasta Natural Science Association. Carter House Natural Science Museum, Redding, CA.
One of several curricula designed for active, hands-on investigation of the oak woodlands in Northern California. This is one of the most imaginative, scientifically-sound programs we’ve seen. It is locally-based, which prevents it from being used as a ready-made package everywhere in North America (a plus from a bioregional perspective). However, it can be purchased and adapted. Better yet, the Association is available for consulting with folks in other regions who’d like to develop their own regionally-based curriculum. Other curricula in development include “Fabulous Filaree”, “Biological Control of Yellow Star Thistle”, “Ant Foraging”, and “Energy Flow through Spring Ponds”. See review in Raise the Stakes (1994) 23:7.
Sierraecology. Sierra Club Public Affairs, San Francisco, CA.
Quarterly publication highlighting new and existing environmental education programs, materials and curricula.
VINE Program. North American Association for Environmental Education, Troy, OH.
Resources for parents and educators of children 8-11 years old. Introduces topics on diversity and interactions of organisms in yards, alleys, and other urban habitats.
Baylor, B. (1979). Your Own Best Secret Place. New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons.
Beller, S. P. (1989). Roots for Kids: A Genealogy Guide for Young People. Crozet, VA, Betterway.
Brown, T. (1989). Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Nature and Survival for Children. New York, Berkley Books.
Caduto, M. J. (1990). Pond and Brook. Hanover, NH, University Press of New England.
Cajete, G. (1994). Look to the Mountain: An Ecology of Indigenous Education. Durango, CO, Kivaki Press. 248.
Doan, M. (1979). Starting Small in the Wilderness (A parents’ guide to backcountry adventure with children). San Francisco, Sierra Club Books.
Gatto, J.T. (1992). Dumbing Us Down; The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling. Philadelphia, New Society Publishers.
Heberman, E. (1989). The City Kids Field Guide. New York, Simon and Schuster. 48.
Knapp, C. (1988). Creating Humane Climates Outdoors: A People Skills Primer. ERIC Clearinghouse. 97.
Kraft, M. (1993). All Species Projects. Green Teacher. 36: 4 pp.
Krapfel, Paul. (1994). Teach Local. Raise the Stakes 23: 7.
Lassman, K. (1985). Rhythms of Life in the Kansas River Watershed. Lawrence, KA, Meseraull Printing. 18.
Miles, B. (1991). Save the Earth: An Action Handbook for Kids. New York, Alfred A. Knopf.
Milford, S. (1989). The Kids Nature Book: 365 Indoor/Outdoor Activities and Experiences. Charlotte, VT, Williamson.
Orr, D. (1992). Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World. Albany, NY, State University of New York Press. 210.
Smith, G. (1993). Public Schools That Work. London, Routledge. 254.
VanMatre, S. (1990). Earth Education: A New Beginning. Warrenville, IL, Institute for Earth Education.
Journals, Newsletters, Organizations, Addresses
Adams, K., ed. (1994). Bioregional Bibliography. 60 pp.
A newly revised, thorough listing of bioregional literature. Entries keyed for education, mapping, directories, and bioregionalism. An update of the original TIBG 1988 edition.
The 1995 Bioregional Directory. Planet Drum Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
A directory of more than 200 individuals, groups, and publications considered to be bioregionally-oriented.
Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. Ottawa, ON.
Canada-wide umbrella organization for educators; newsletter.
Earth First! Journal. Eugene, OR.
Covers the radical environmental movement, actions and philosophy.
Green City Project. Planet Drum Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
Developing a program of policies concerning urban sustainability. Focus is on San Francisco Bay area, but vision is much broader: project’s stated goal is to join urban areas with the natural systems of bioregions in which they are located.
Green Teacher. Lewiston, NY or Toronto, ON.
Published 5 times during the school year, this Canadian publication is loaded with practical ideas for projects and curricula; discussions on green philosophy, especially as it pertains to teaching; and reviews of literature, videos, and curricula. It also serves as a bulletin board for additional sources of information, providing addresses for clearinghouses and dates and descriptions of upcoming conferences and workshops; list of local EE organizations. Back issues avail.
The Greens / Green Party USA. Mills, NY.
The national clearinghouse for the green movement in the US. Green philosophy intertwines ecological wisdom, social justice, grassroots democracy and non-violence. Publications include the Green Politics newspaper and Synthesis, a journal of Green Political Thought. Information and local contact information available on request.
Institute for Bioregional Studies. Charlotte, PEI.
Stated objective of the institute: to train participants to become effective catalysts in the regeneration of the planet, focusing on the design and evolution of healthy, independent, and self-reliant communities. residential workshops offered; mail order catalogue of pertinent literature.
Institute for Earth Education. Greenville, WV.
An international institute devoted to development and promotion of sound environmental education programs and tools and the training of effective earth educators. Quarterly publication, Talking Leaves, includes reviews of other environmental programs, instructional materials, notices of workshops, reprints of pertinent articles.
Publishers of books on the philosophy and practical aspects of renewing connections between people and their communities (social and ecological)
The Neighborhood Works. Center for Neighborhood Technology. Chicago, IL.
Bimonthly publication devoted to folks inhabiting urban neighborhoods.
The New Catalyst/Bioregional Series. New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC.
Two publications from New Society: the first is a quarterly bioregional tabloid, the second is a biannual magazine in book form.
The North American Association for Environmental Education. Troy, OH.
Umbrella organization for educators in Canada, U.S. and Mexico; publishes bimonthly newsletter; large annual conference.
Planet Drum Foundation. San Francisco, CA.
Founded in 1973 as a voice for those committed to living in an ecologically sound manner, emphasizing sustainability, community self-determination, and regional-self-reliance.
Orion Magazine. The Orion Society, New York, NY.
A scholarly journal devoted to promoting stewardship and reverence for the Earth and Earth’s inhabitants. Published quarterly.
Raise the Stakes: The Planet Drum Review. Planet Drum Foundation, San Francisco, CA, Shasta Bioregion, USA.
A biannual review of bioregional thinking which includes poetry, letters, interviews, stories, art, and reports from regional groups. Planet Drum has spread the bioregional word for over twenty years, serving as a continental link for many local groups.
Tall Oak Productions (Stan Slaughter). Kansas City, MO.
Write for information on numerous “ecoartists”. Source for “Rot & Roll” (1993) and “In Tune with All-Species” (1989) tapes. Stan Slaughter has more than 50 environmental songs to his credit.
The Trumpeter. Lightstar Press, British Columbia, Canada.
Explores ecological consciousness and wisdom (ecosophy), and how to practice living harmoniously within oneself and in one’s surroundings. Quarterly.
Whole Earth Review. Published by POINT. Sausalito, CA.
Reader supported publication. Its quarterly issues explore topics in depth and cover a wide variety of topics.
Some General Bioregional Resources
This is a highly abridged list. For a complete treatment, see Bioregional Bibliography, K. Adams, ed.
Aberley, D. (1985). Bioregionalism: A Territorial Approach to Governance and Development. Master’s Thesis. University of British Columbia.
Aberley, D., Ed. (1993). Boundaries of Home. Philadelphia, The New Catalyst. 138.
Adams, K., ed. (1994). Bioregional Bibliography. 60 pp.
Alexander, D. (1990). Bioregionalism: Science or Sensibility? Environmental Ethic: 161-173.
Andruss, V., J. Plant, & E. Wright, Ed. (1990). Home! A Bioregional Reader. Philadelphia, New Society. 181.
Baldwin, J. H. (1991). Confronting Environmental Challenges in a Changing World. Troy, OH, North American Association for Environmental Education. 330.
Berger, J. J. (1987). Restoring the Earth: How Americans are Working to Renew Our Damaged Planet. New York, Anchor/Doubleday. 248.
Berry, T. (1988). The Dream of the Earth. San Francisco, Sierra Club Books. 247.
Berry, T. (1991). Befriending the Earth. Mystic, Connecticut, Twenty-third Publications. 158.
Berry, W. (1972). A Continuous Harmony: Essays Cultural and Agricultural. New York, Harcourt Brace Javonovich.
Berry, W. (1977). The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture. San Francisco, Sierra Club Books.
Berry, W. (1984). Collected Poems: 1957-1982. San Francisco, North Point Press. 268.
Berry, W. (1987). Home Economics. San Francisco, North Point Press.
Berry, W. (1988). The Work of Local Culture. 1988 Iowa Humanities Lecture, Iowa City, IA, Iowa Humanities Board. 16.
Berry, W. (1990). What are People For? San Francisco, North Point Press.
Bookchin, M. (1971). Post-Scarcity Anarchism. Berkeley, CA, Ramparts Press.
Bowers, C. A. (1987). Elements of a Post-liberal Theory of Education. New York, Columbia University. 187.
Cameron, A. (1989). First Mother and the Rainbow Children. Philadelphia, New Society.
Caplan, R. and S. o. E. Action, Ed. (1990). Our Earth, Ourselves. New York, Bantam. 340.
Carr, M. (1990). Place, Pattern and Politics. York University.
Cohen, M. J. (1988). How Nature Works: Regenerating Kinship with Planet Earth. Walpole, NH, Stillpoint Publishing, World Pace University, Center of the University for Peace, United Nations. 265.
Devall, B. (1988). Simple in Means, Rich in Ends: Practicing Deep Ecology. Salt Lake City, Peregrine Smith Books. 224.
Gillespie, P. (1982). Foxfire VII. New York, Anchor/Doubleday.
Guin, U. K. L. (1985). Always Coming Home. New York, Harper & Row.
Haenke, D. (1984). Ecological Politics and Bioregionalism. Drury, MO, New Life Farm. 30.
Jarolimek, J. (1981). The Schools in Contemporary Society: An Analysis of Social Currents. New York, MacMillan.
LaChapelle, D. (1978). Earth Wisdom. Silverton, CO, Finn Hill Arts.
LaChapelle, D. (1988). Sacred Land, Sacred Sex, Rapture of the Deep. Durango, CO, Kivaki Press. 383.
Leopold, A. (1966). A Sand County Almanac With Essays on Conservation from Wild River. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 295.
Mander, J. (1991). In the Absence of the Sacred. San Francisco, Sierra Club Books. 446.
McClain, G. (1990). The Indian Way: Learning to Communicate with Mother Earth. Santa Fe, NM, John Muir Press.
McHarg, I. (1969). Design with Nature. Garden City, NY, The Natural History Press.
Milbrath, L. W. (1989). Envisioning a Sustainable Society: Learning Our Way Out. Albany, NY, State University of New York Press. 403.
Myers, N. (1990). The Gaia Atlas of Future Worlds. New York, Doubleday.
Naess, A. (1988). Ecology, Community, and Life Style. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
New Story Project. (1990). Canticle to the Cosmos with Brian Swimme. Livermore, CA, Tides Foundation.
12-part video series.
Noilman, J. (1990). Spiritual Ecology: A Guide to Reconnecting with Nature. New York, Bantam. 227.
Plant, C. and J. Plant, Ed. (1990). Turtle Talk: Voices for a Sustainable Future. Philadelphia, New Society. 133.
Plant, J., Ed. (1989). Healing the Wounds: The Promise of Ecofeminism. Santa Cruz, New Society.
Rifkin, J. (1991). Biosphere Politics: A New Consciousness for a New Century. New York, Crown. 388.
Rittner, D. (1992). Ecolinking: Everyone’s Guide to Online Environmental Information. Berkeley, CA, Peachpit Press. 352.
Roszak, T. (1992). The Voice of the Earth. New York, Simon & Schuster. 367.
Russell, M. I. &. W. (1971). The Community in the Classroom. Midland, MI, Pendall.
Sahtouris, E. (1989). Gaia: The Human Journey from Chaos to Cosmos. New York, Simon & Schuster. 252.
Sale, K. (1985). Dwellers in the Land: The Bioregional Vision. San Francisco, Sierra Club Books. 217.
Seed, J., J. Macy, P. Fleming and A. Naess, Ed. (1988). Thinking Like a Mountain: Towards a Council of All Beings. Philadelphia, New Society. 128.
Shepard, P. (1982). Nature and Madness. San Francisco, Sierra Club Books. 178.
Snyder, G. (1977). The Old Ways. San Francisco, City Lights Books. 96.
Snyder, G. (1980). The Real Work: Interviews and Talks, 1964-1979. New York, New Directions. 189.
Snyder, G. (1990). The Practice of the Wild: Essays by Gary Snyder. San Francisco, North Point Press. 190.
Starhawk (1979). The Spiral Dance: Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess. San Francisco, Harper and Row.
Swimme, B. (1985). The Universe is a Green Dragon. Santa Fe, Bear & Company. 173.
Swimme, B. and T. Berry (1992). The Universe Story. San Francisco, HarperCollins. 305.
Tobias, M. (1985). Deep Ecology. San Diego, Avant.
VanMatre, S. and B. Weiler (1983). The Earth Speaks: An Acclimatization Journal. Warrenville, IL, Institute for Earth Education.
Wigginton, E., Ed. (1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985). Foxfire Volumes I-VI, VIII-IX. New York, Anchor/Doubleday.