Nature, Community and Experiential Education


International Dialogue on Nature, Community and Experiential Education In 2016, we will be introducing a forum called Nature Community and Experiential Education for nature education teachers to share their thoughts and expertise on the three most important lifelong learning subjects of our time. Some of us get to teach about nature. Some of us teach nature within regular classes. Some of us are already using the community as a resource. Our cultures have so much to share about community and nature too, even if it is never taught at school.

Online, web-based learning can also further community and involve people in nature too. Let’s build a network of educators and friends who can communicate and build nature education and community with the wisdom we need to inspire students to enjoy lifelong learning.

BRIGHTWOOD COMMUNITY DIALOGUE CENTER - 712 Kennedy Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011

Brightwood Community Dialogue Center is a center for community development in the Brightwood neighborhood.  Brightwood has the most ethnically diverse ward in the district.  ECCN wants the Brightwood community to develop into a place that everyone who lives here likes to call home, where residents have meaningful livelihoods, safe neighborhoods, respect nature and are neighborly.  Where everyone likes contributing to the community and to help the people of the world live more wisely too.  Sucha community can be a model to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We have community dialogue skills programs for different ethnic groups and urban youth, music and nature events, and community cultural events.