Synopses & Reviews
Into the Field provides teachers with curriculum ideas for engaging students
in the natural and cultural history of their communities. The book is both
theoretical and practical, combining pedagogical background on why field
work enhances educational experiences with the nuts and bolts details of how
one gets started.
About the Author
Clare Walker Leslie is a nationally recognized wildlife artist, naturalist,
educator, and author of five books, including Nature Journaling: Learning to
Observe and Connect with the World Around You
John Tallmadge is core professor in literature and environmental studies at
the Graduate College of the Union Institute. He is the author of Meeting the
Tree of Life.
Tom Wessels, a terrestrial ecologist, is director of the Environmental
Biology Program at Antioch New England Graduate School. He is the author of
Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England.
Table of Contents
- Introduction: "To Learn from Wood and Stone," Ann Zwinger
- "Writing as a Window into Nature," John Tallmadge
- "Teaching Nature: Journaling and Observation," Clare Walker Leslie
- "Reading the Landscape's History," Tom Wessels