David Sobel is a Professor Emeritus in the Education Department at Antioch University New England in Keene, NH and he consults and speaks widely on child development and place-based education with schools, environmental organizations and the National Park Service. He has authored eight books and more than 70 articles focused on children and nature for educators, parents, environmentalists and school administrators in the last 30 years.
He has served on the editorial boards of Encounter, Community Works Journal, Orion Afield, and Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly. His articles and essays have appeared in Orion, Encounter, Sierra, Sanctuary, Wondertime, Green Teacher, Play Rights, Educational Leadership and the Harvard Education Letter. He has written chapters included in Father Nature; Stories from Where We Live-The North Atlantic Coast; Place-based Education in a Global Age; and The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion. His published books include Beyond Ecophobia and Place-based Education: Connecting Classrooms and Communities published by the Orion Society, Childhood and Nature: Design Principles for Educators published by Stenhouse and Wild Play, Parenting Adventures in the Great Outdoors, published by Green Writers Press. His most recent book is Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens published by Redleaf Press. He was recognized as one of the Daring Dozen educational leaders in the United States in 2007 by Edutopia magazine.
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Lectures & Workshops
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