Stories, Lesson Plans & More

Audio Story
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.

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.

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.

The Art of Weaving

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

El Silbo

Residents of La Gomera, an island off of Morocco’s Atlantic coast, keep their traditional whistling language alive.

The Canoe Maker

Master carver Joe Martin, one of the few traditional craftsmen left, makes dugout canoes used by his people, the Pacific Northwest Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations.


Meet Quechua women weavers in the remote town of Patacancha in the south of Peru.

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.

High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Passionate Pursuits
Photo Essay
Kazuaki Tanahashi

Meet an accomplished calligraphy and Zen teacher, Kazuaki Tanahashi, who was born and trained in Japan.

Photo Essay
The Beauty of Craft

Explore the creative process with master artists and craftspeople in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

An Invitation

An ancient prophecy of the Indigenous peoples of Quichua, Ecuador, speaks of a time when the eagle and the condor fly together. A Quichua elder and healer tells us the time of the prophecy is here.