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ERIC Number: EJ994015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
Compassionate Senses of Place: Reflections from the River
Schrader, Deb
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v24 n4 p7-8 Sum 2012
On the summer solstice of June 2010, a time of constant Arctic light, 14 conference delegates gathered in Yellowknife to fly further north past the tree line, and to a lake downstream of the frozen headwaters of the Mara River. The romance and reality of the conference group in that place--the caribou, muskox, bear and wolf encounters, their "aloneness," the long days, the unique understandings of different people, the abundance--explored and expressed growing a sense of place from the ordinary into the significant. Nurturing one's sense of place could seem to widen the circle of human compassion, connecting to others and to Earthly systems. In this article, the author reflects on how her own circles continue to be expanded and shaped by this conference.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada