Our interdisciplinary stories highlight universal themes with a humanistic lens.

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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Essay
Original illustration from the Yiddish folktale “Sara Chana at the Tip of the Church Tower.
Learning and Teaching from the Heart in Troubled Times

Ariel Burger explores ways to embrace curiosity and celebrate questions in challenging times.

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Film
The Lindworm: A Story Told by Martin Shaw

Mythologist and storyteller Martin Shaw tells an old Norwegian tale about a mythical creature that is part human and part snake.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Reclaiming Rivers
Film
The Ocean Inside

A meditation on surfing and the ocean, filmed off the coast of West Marin, California.

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Essay
Rivers and Stories

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

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Essay
The Future As Seen From Greenland
Author Craig Childs confronts the reality of climate change from a remote scientific outpost on Greenland's ice sheet.
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Essay
Lessons in the Old Language
Linguist Matthew C. Bronson examines how language can shape our relationship to people, places and things.
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