This show was 20th in the global education chart.
Natural Curiosity is both an entity and an idea. The entity, a nonprofit organization based in Toronto with a lab school and eponymous teaching guide, embodies the idea that environmental education must center our relations with all things, seen and unseen.
Propelled by unequivocal recommendations from Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Natural Curiosity brings indigenous perspectives into environmental education. It is, as they put it, "the starting point of an important conversation about learning in relationship with Mother Earth."
Alysse Kennedy and Aleksa Nitsis join me to unfurl what "indigenous perspectives of inquiry" entail, especially in the hands of non-indigenous teachers and learners. And we learn a few things from some 6th graders who model these lessons in a powerful way.
Theme music by Sean Balick; “A Palace of Cedar" by The Pine Barrens, via Blue Dot Sessions.
More on Natural Curiosity: www.naturalcuriosity.ca