Nature

These stories explore our essential relationship to the natural world.

Virtual Reality
Sanctuaries of Silence

This film takes you on an immersive journey with acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton into the Hoh Rain Forest, one of the quietest places in North America.

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Essay River twisting through valley
Rivers and Stories

Learn more about the cultural history and health of rivers around the world.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Reclaiming Rivers
Essay Green field with trees
Small Talk: Life on a Farm
Author Luanne Armstrong reflects on what happens when we engage with the natural world.
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Film
Into the Middle of Nowhere

Learn how an outdoor school in Fife, Scotland encourages students to learn through play and exploration in the woods. 

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Learning with Nature
Film Activist under redwood tree
Among Giants

An environmental activist risks injury and incarceration to protect an ancient redwood grove in Humboldt county.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Protecting Wilderness
High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Ancient and Modern Worlds
Photo Essay
Shadow Within

Learn how wolves challenge us to reconsider our own fears and instincts.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
The Man and the Wolf
Photo Essay
The Aral Sea

These photographs document the resurgence of fish in the once nearly barren Aral Sea. 

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Film Lost World
Lost World

This short film documents the impact of sand dredging on Cambodia's mangrove forests and the lives of the people who depend on them for survival.

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Film
The Church Forests of Ethiopia

Orthodox Churches for centuries have safeguarded pockets of primary forest and are now working to preserve Ethiopia’s shrinking biodiversity.

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Film Coleen Cooley
Water Flows Together

Colleen Cooley, a Navajo river guide, reflects on the importance of acknowledging Indigenous land in outdoor recreation.

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Photo Essay Silhouettes of people overlooking a city at night
Dark Skies

The loss of our connection to darkness and to the night sky is emblematic of our deeper separation from the natural world.

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Essay Etching of the of an Oak Tree
Speaking of Nature

This essay explores and affirms our kinship with the natural world.

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Photo Essay View from Fourth Street Bridge, Los Angeles, California
A Possible River

These photos document the channelization of the Los Angeles River and the resiliency of the natural world.

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Photo Essay River Valley
River at the Heart of the World

A  forested river gorge in the hidden land of Pemakö, which exists deep within the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist belief system, is now threatened by the grind of industry.

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Film
Celeritas

This time-lapse film, filmed over the course of three years across four continents, explores our relationship to nature and the modern world.

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