Embodied Ecopoetics [Jessica Gigot]
All Levels | Why do we care about the natural world? What moves us to react to environmental crises, such as climate change and species extinction? Where does our connection to place, land, and animals come from? We will explore the roots of compassion through poetry. In discussion, readings, and creative writing exercises, students will analyze moral perspectives on current environmental issues and examine the intersection of science and spirituality—fertile terrain which may offer potential solutions to ecological degradation and the misuse of natural resources.