Fostering Healthy Communities 

through Connection with Nature

Climate Change:

  • ​DuBois, B and ME Krasny. (2016). Educating with resilience in mind: Environmental education in post-Sandy New York City. Journal of Environmental Education. 
  • ​Krasny, ME and B DuBois. (2016). Climate Adaptation Education: Embracing Reality or Abandoning Environmental Values? Environmental Education Research. 
  • Tidball, K.G., M.E. Krasny, E. Svendsen, L. Campbell, and K. Helphand (2010). Stewardship, learning, and memory in disaster resilience. Special Issue of Environmental Education Research 15(5-6): 591-609. 
  • ​Tidball, K. (2010). Greening in the Red Zone: Green Space and Disaster Resistance, Recovery and Resilience. Anthropology News, Commentary, Volume 51, Issue 7. 2010-Tidball-RedZone

Recommended Reading

Civic Ecology:

  • Krasny, M.E. and K.G. Tidball (2009) Community gardens as contexts for science, stewardship, and advocacy learning: the Garden Mosaics example. Invited Submission to: Special Issue on community gardens and pollination. Cities and the Environment 2(1):8.
  • Krasny, M.E. and K.G. Tidball. (2012). Civic Ecology: A pathway for Earth Stewardship in cities. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 10(5): 267-273.
  • Krasny, M.E., Russ, A., Tidball, K.G., and Elmqvist T. (2013). Civic ecology practices: Participatory approaches to generating and measuring ecosystem services in cities. Ecosystem Services.   Krasny et al 2013b
  • Krasny, ME, SR Crestol, KG Tidball, and RC Stedman. (2014). New York City’s oyster gardeners: Memories and meanings as motivations of volunteer environmental stewards. Landscape and Urban Planning. 16-25 
  • Krasny, ME and KG Tidball. 2015. Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up. MIT Press. 
  • Krasny, ME. (2015). Book Review (invited): Dana R. Fisher, Erika S. Svendsen, James Connolly. Urban Environmental Stewardship and Civic Engagement. How planting trees strengthens the roots of democracy. Human Ecology.
  • Krasny, ME. P Silva, C W. Barr, Z Golshani, E Lee, R Ligas, E Mosher, and A Reynosa. (2015). Civic ecology practices: insights from practice theory. Ecology and Society. 20 (2): 12.
  • ​Krasny, ME and K Snyder, eds. 2016. Civic Ecology: Stories about Love of Life, Love of Place. Civic Ecology Lab. Krasny_Snyder_MOOC_Stories_2016
  • Lee, E and ME Krasny. (2015). The role of social learning for social-ecological systems in Korean village groves restoration. Ecology and Society 20 (1): 42. 
  • Schusler, T.M. and M.E. Krasny. (2010). Environmental Action as Context for Youth Development. Journal of Environmental Education 41(4): 208-223.
    Schusler, TM and ME Krasny. 2014. Science and Democracy in Youth Environmental Action-Learning “Good” Thinking, In: MP Mueller and DJ Tippins, eds. EcoJustice, Citizen Science and Youth Activism: Situated Tensions for Science Education. Springer.
  • Shava, S., M.E. Krasny, K.G. Tidball, and C. Zazu (2010). Agricultural knowledge in urban and resettled communities: applications to social-ecological resilience and environmental education. Special Issue of Environmental Education Research 15(5-6): 575-589.
  • Smith, JG, B DuBois, and ME Krasny. (2015). Framing for Resilience through Social Learning: Impacts of Environmental Stewardship on Youth in Post-disturbance Communities. Sustainability Science. Online. 1-13. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-015-0348-y
  • Tidball, KG and ME Krasny. 2007. From risk to resilience: What role for community greening and civic ecology in cities? In: Wals, A. (ed). Social Learning Towards a more Sustainable World. Wagengingen Academic Press. pp 149-164. 2007-Tidball
  • Tidball, K.G. and M.E. Krasny (2010). Urban environmental education from a social-ecological perspective: conceptual framework for civic ecology education. Cities and the environment, 
    Tidball, K. G. (2012). Urgent biophilia: human-nature interactions and biological attractions in disaster resilience. Ecology and Society 17(2): 5.

Nature Connection, Sense of Place & and Pro-Environmental Behavior:

  • ​Chawla, L. (2007). Childhood experiences associated with care for the natural world. Children, Youth and Environments, 17(4), 144-170.

  • Chawla, L. (2009). Growing up green: Becoming an agent of care for the natural world. Journal of Developmental Processes, 4(1), 6-23.

  • Chawla, L., & Cushing, D. (2007). Education for strategic environmental behavior. Environmental Education Research, 13, 437-452.

  • Chawla, L. &  Derr, V. (2012). The Development of Conservation Behaviors in Childhood and Youth. S. Clayton (Ed.), Handbook on Environmental and Conservation Psychology. Oxford University Press.

  • Cornell, J. (1999). Sharing Nature with Children II. Dawn Publications.
  • Cresswell, T. (2009). Place. In Thrift, N., Kitchen, R., (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography.
  • D'Amore, C. (2015). “Thriving Through Nature: Fostering Children’s Executive Function Skills”, leadership series paper with the Children & Nature Network.
    D'Amore, C. (2015). “Family nature clubs: Creating the conditions for social and environmental connection and care”. Doctoral dissertation, retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. 
  • D'Amore, C. (2016). “Family Nature Clubs: An Intergenerational Opportunity to Connection with and Care for Nature” in the Journal of Families, Relationships and Societies, Vol 5. No. 3.
  • D'Amore, C. (in press). “Women’s Leadership of Family Nature Clubs: Furthering the Movement to Reconnect People with Nature” in the Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Outdoor Learning.
  • D'Amore, C. & Chawla, J. (in press). ​“Many Children in the Woods: Applying Principles of Community Based Social Marketing to a Family Nature Club” in Ecopsychology.
  • D'Amore, C. & Chawla, J. (in press). “Significant Life Experiences that Connect Children with Nature: A Research Review and Applications to a Family Nature Club” in the International Research Handbook on ChildhoodNature: Assemblages of Childhood and Nature Research.
  • D'Amore, C. & Mitten, D. (2017). “The Relationship of Women’s Body Image and Experience in Nature” in Women and Nature? Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment, Routledge.
  • Dunlap, J. & Kellert, S. (2012). Companions in Wonder: Children and Adults Exploring Nature Together.  MIT Press.
  • Gayton (1996). Landscapes of the Interior: Re-explorations of Nature and the Human Spirit. New Society Publishers
  • Gruenewald, D.A. & Smith, G.A. (Eds.). (2010). Place-based education in the global age.       
  • Harwell, K. & Reynold, J. (2006). Exploring a sense of place: How to create your own local program for reconnecting with nature.  
  • Hubbard, P., Kitchen, R., and Valentine, G. eds. (2004). Key Thinkers on Space and Place. Sage. 
  • Long, J. (2010). Weird City: Sense of Place and Creative Resistance in Austin, Texas. University of Texas Press. 
  • Louv, R. (2008). Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.  Algonquin Books.
  • Louv, R. (2012). The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder. Algonquin Books.
  • ​Kudryavtsev A., Stedman R.C., and Krasny M.E. (2012). Sense of place in environmental education. Environmental Education Research, 18(2), 229-250.
  • Measham, T. (2007). Primal Landscapes: insights for education from empirical research on ways of learning about environments, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education 16 (4) pp. 339–350
  • Prewitt Diaz, J. and Dayal, A. (2008). Sense of Place: A Model for Community Based Psychosocial Support programs.  Australasian Journal  of Disaster and Trauma Studies.  
  • ​Russ A., Peters S.J., Krasny M.E., and Stedman R.C. (2015). Development of ecological place meaning in New York City. Journal of Environmental Education 46(2), 1-20. doi:10.1080/00958964.2014.999743
  • Sobel, D. (2004). Place-based education: Connecting classrooms and communities.
  • ​Sperling, J. (2016). Unplugged: 15 Steps to Disconnect from Technology and Reconnect with Nature, Yourself, Friends, and Family. 
  • Tuan, Y. (1990). Topophilia: A Study of Environmental Perception, Attitudes and Values. New York: Columbia    University Press. 
  • Van Noy, R. (2008). ​A Natural Sense of Wonder: Connecting Kids with Nature Through the Seasons. University of Georgia Press.
  • ​Young, J. (2010). ​​Coyotes Guide to Connecting with Nature.  Owlink Media.
  • ​Zylstra, M., Knight, A., Esler, K., & Le Grange, L. (2014). Connectedness as a core conservation concern: An interdisciplinary review of theory and a call for practice. Springer Science Reviews.