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Essay
Sanctuaries of Silence: A Listening Journey

We’ve adapted the virtual reality film Sanctuaries of Silence into an immersive listening journey into the Hoh Rain Forest.

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Photo Essay
Death of a Mountain

This photo essay explores our relationship to nature and the consequences of global climate change through images of a rapidly melting glacier in the Alps.

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Photo Essay
Last Speakers

This series features tintype photographs of the remaining speakers of endangered Indigenous languages in North America.

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Photo Essay
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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Essay
The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance

As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy.

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Film
Elemental

Three individuals united by their deep connection with nature are driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.

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Film
2020 Reflections

Watch this short video which explores how we shifted as an education organization during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

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Photo Essay
We Will Breathe

These photos by Sheila Pree Bright share intimate moments of mourning and inspiration within the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Film
The Hunt

A Native chef works with Indigenous foodways to promote processes of healing and recovery from historical trauma.

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Photo Essay
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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Film
Water Flows Together

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

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Film
Cocoon

Students share their perspectives during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Film
The Art of Weaving

Homesteader Jessica Green shares the deeply rooted tradition of weaving and artisanship in Appalachia.

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Interview
Turning to Face the Dark
Educators Parker Palmer and Ariel Burger explore themes on suffering, healing, and joy in a contemplative dialogue.
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