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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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Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Photographer Camille Seaman
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
Speaking of Nature

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

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Essay
The Axis and the Sycamore

What if the collision between ecology and modern civilization isn't an environmental problem, but a spiritual one?

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Protecting Wilderness
High School
Grade Level: 9-12
The Consciousness of Nature
High School
Grade Level: 9-12
The Man and the Wolf
Film
Among Giants

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

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Film
Wolf Mountain

Meet Tonya Littlewolf who rescues wolves at her California desert sanctuary.

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Essay
Orchestra of the Wild
Bernie Krause, known as the father of soundscape ecology, describes how he came to record the voice of the natural world.
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Photo Essay
Shadow Within

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

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Essay
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
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.

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