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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Education

Some "Back-pocket" Activities

With the weather slowing starting to warm up, it's the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning has plenty of ideas to get outside and learn. The Big Book of Nature Activities is a guide to help parents, educators, and caretakers ensure children are able to explore the natural world, and here are some easy outdoor activities listed below.

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Ideas for At-Home Holiday Fun: Winter Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Though it can be tempting to curl up with a book and wait for warmer months to go exploring, The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning has plenty of ideas to get outside and learn. The Big Book of Nature Activities is a guide to help parents, educators, and caretakers ensure children are able to explore the natural world, like a winter scavenger!

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Please Touch the Books, The Legacy of New Society Publishers

We are celebrating 40 Years of Publishing Books for a World of Change and we are honoured to have today's post from Judith Plant, New Society Publishers cofounder, and Publisher Emeritus, sharing with us her story of how a meeting at a book table changed the trajectory of her and partner Chris (Kip) Plant's lives.

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Educating for Action through Personal Lifestyle

This excerpt from Educating for Action, from Larry Albert Butz, compiled and edited by Jason Del Gandio and Anthony J Nocella II, stresses the benefits of using your everyday life as a means to your politics.

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New Society Publishers is proud to be celebrating 40 years of activist, solutions-oriented publishing.

From our roots in nonviolent civil disobedience training during the Vietnam war, to the present, we have published over 600 books, some across a dozen languages. We continue to work to bring positive solutions and cutting edge ideas to some of the most troubling challenges of our time.

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Delayed Earth Overshoot Day points to opportunities to build future in harmony with our finite planet

COVID-19 has caused humanity's Ecological Footprint to contract, pushing the date of Earth Overshoot Day back more than three weeks compared to last year. The challenge of relaunching our economies presents countries with a unique chance to act on the future we want.

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Douglas Fir Sorbet and Popsicles

Our Marketing Assistant and Metadata Coordinator, Alli Rose received a school assignment which happened to be from our book the Big Book of Nature Activities by Drew Monkman and Jacob Rodenburg. Here's how it when Alli and her kids they tried to make Sorbet from Douglas Fir tips.

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Interview with Harriet Shugarman

Today's author interview featuring our winning giveaway questions is with Harriet Shugarman author of How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change: Turning Angst into Action

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Pollinators in the Garden

Today's post is from The School Garden Curriculum: An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking  by Kaci Rae Christopher. Kaci Rae is the volunteer Farm and Garden Educator for Oregon's Redband Ranch. 

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Mapping the Sounds of Nature

Our Marketing Assistant and Metadata Coordinator, Alli Rose tasked her children Bella (9) and Callum (6) to an activity from the Big Book of Nature Activities by Drew Monkman and Jacob Rodenburg. Now that school is taking place at home, and parents are scrambling to get fun educational activities for their children, she thought she'd try out an activity from one of our books.

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The Tongue Twister Game

In The Power Manual: How to Master Complex Power Dynamics, Cyndi Suarez includes a section on games. She says, “Play catalyzes creativity and innovation. Play allows experimentation with different potential realities. Trying things out first in play space increases the chances of successful innovation in the structured space of everyday life"

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The Story of a Snowflake

From The Blog Vault: Throwback Thursdays One of the greatest pleasures of winter in many parts of North America are the clear, cold skies. Cold temperatures hold less water vapour, leaving the skies crystal clear for star gazing.

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New Society Publishers Spring 2020

Our Acquisitions Editor Rob West offers an introduction to our Spring 2020 season in today's blog. All of these books are now available for pre-order.

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Ten Benefits of Aquaponic Farming

What is aquaponic farming you ask? It is the process of raising fish and vegetables together, and for the first time all you need to know to do it on a commercial level (with cold-water fish!) is available in this comprehensive book.

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How can I support the application of Indigenous laws?

Alejandro Frid, the author of Changing Tides: An Ecologist's Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene, was asked the question "how can I support the application of indigenous laws' many times during his book tour this past fall. Alejandro elaborates on his original response in today's post.

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