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What Came First, The Love Or The Learning?, Samantha J. Hale Mar 2016

What Came First, The Love Or The Learning?, Samantha J. Hale

Summit to Salish Sea: Inquiries and Essays

Today I’ll be talking about identity and a sense of home. Before I start, let me briefly tell you a bit about myself. I am 1⁄4 Irish, 1⁄4 Italian, 1⁄4 German and 1⁄4 English. I don’t know where my Irish, German or English relatives originated, but my Italian side of the family comes from Bergamo, Italy; I still have family there to this day. I was born in Weymouth Massachusetts, a suburb just south of Boston. I was raised and educated in Weymouth until high school, when I opted to go to a private ...


Rare Or Well Done? A Waitress Wonders How To Best Serve Environmental Education, Katherine Renz Mar 2016

Rare Or Well Done? A Waitress Wonders How To Best Serve Environmental Education, Katherine Renz

Summit to Salish Sea: Inquiries and Essays

Environmental education (EE) promises to facilitate the transformation of attitudes and behavior on a broad scale. Yet the field has not fulfilled its potential. This article takes an auto-ethnographical approach in considering the reluctance of environmental educators to discuss environmental problems. How is the discipline weakened by equating critical thinking and ecologically motivated despair with a negative attitude rather than honestly acknowledging the grief and promoting resiliency and empowerment instead? Through the lens of a professional waitress, this article argues that the service industry offers a privileged though overlooked venue for EE. Rather than framing EE as an isolated event ...


Interconnectedness: The Roots Of Inspiration, Katie Komorowski Mar 2016

Interconnectedness: The Roots Of Inspiration, Katie Komorowski

Summit to Salish Sea: Inquiries and Essays

This paper explores the question of: Why is nature so inspiring? Ultimately the answer is that we are connected to and a part of a greater system. It is through nurturing this relationship with the Earth that we can be inspired. Our western culture has created a dichotomy between human and nature. As problematic as this is, our humanity is reflected back at us and can be a source of inspiration. Our desire to explore the unknown comes from our humanity. When faced with nature we can be taken into a state of awe where preconceived mental frameworks need to ...


The Red Pill: Environmental Education Wakes Up To The Real World, Elissa Kobrin Mar 2016

The Red Pill: Environmental Education Wakes Up To The Real World, Elissa Kobrin

Summit to Salish Sea: Inquiries and Essays

Growing up, I loved going to camp. My parents who are here today will attest to the fact that going to Camp Wilani was the center of universe around which I revolved. We were always one of the very first cars in line before they opened the gate. I couldnʼt wait to snag my bunk, and meet my new counselor and cabin mates. Camp Wilani had a particular smell: Oregon Coastal Mountain forest, the riparian foliage next to the lagoon, old wooden cabins and bunks. I loved that place, and my summers there fostered my deep love of nature and ...


Finding Wonder In The Everyday, Annabel Connelly Mar 2016

Finding Wonder In The Everyday, Annabel Connelly

Summit to Salish Sea: Inquiries and Essays

Good morning and welcome to my capstone presentation, Finding Wonder in the Everyday. Humans have lived, traveled through, and told stories here in the North Cascades for thousands of years, particularly those in the Sauk and Suiattle tribes. Today I hope to honor that tradition as I tell a few stories while exploring the possibilities inherent in storytelling.


Mudpies & Dragonflies: The Value Of Unstructured Play In Environmental Education, Tyler Chisholm Mar 2016

Mudpies & Dragonflies: The Value Of Unstructured Play In Environmental Education, Tyler Chisholm

Summit to Salish Sea: Inquiries and Essays

Hello everyone and thank you for coming to the very first open house of Mudpies & Dragonflies Nature Preschool where our kids spend everyday, rain or shine, wind or snow outside exploring the natural world! I’m Tyler Chisholm, the director and lead teacher here at Mudpies. I, for one, am incredibly excited to be here today because opening this school has been a dream of mine since graduate school at Western Washington University where I received my Master’s of Education in Environmental Education. But before we get started with what a nature preschool is and why I think this ...


Doing. Myself. Justice., Kaci Darsow Mar 2016

Doing. Myself. Justice., Kaci Darsow

Summit to Salish Sea: Inquiries and Essays

The titles for these capstones were due five weeks ago. Five weeks ago I had no idea what this presentation would look like. I still don’t know. I had, and have, so many ideas, so many things I want to share with you. But these three words kept showing up in my journal, over and over. Just like this: Doing. Myself. Justice. When Nick asked for my title, all I could do was write this on the chalkboard. I didn’t know what it meant. I still don’t know what it means. But so far I’ve spent ...