Tenet No. 14 of A Conservationist Manifesto by Scott Russell Sanders

“Whatever else we teach our children, we owe them an ecological education.  We need to give them time outdoors, where they can meet and savor the world that humans have not made— pill bugs on a sidewalk, a swarm of tadpoles in a puddle, a tree for climbing, a sky aflame with sunset, a kiss of wind.  Such contact gives promise of a life-long joy in the presence of nature. By the time they finish school, children who have received an ecological education know in their bones that the wellbeing of people depends on the wellbeing of Earth, from the neighborhood to the watershed to the planet.”

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