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Session 4: Balance in Our Ecosystem

Session 4: Balance in Our Ecosystem
Session 4: Balance in Our Ecosystem

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  • Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life—learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Earth Ball Name Game 5 Activity 2: Story — Why the Sky is Far Away 10 Activity 3: Predator/Prey Game...
  • Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for several minutes, perhaps repeating a word or...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice and LED/battery-operated candle Cloth for altar or centering space Group Covenant (Session 1) Chalice-...
  • Materials for Activity Inflatable earth ball or globe, available from Amazon Preparation for Activity Inflate the earth ball or globe...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " Why the Sky is Far Away " A large basket Objects to place in the basket that are related to the story such...
  • Materials for Activity Lengths of clean cloth for covering eyes A bell that can be worn around the neck or as a bracelet/anklet Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity A chime Preparation for Activity Lead this activity in a large, open space, preferably outdoors. Description of...
  • Materials for Activity World of Wonder Mural from Session 1 Leader Resource 2, Mural Image - Sky , and tape Closing song lyrics from...
  • Take a few minutes to evaluate the session with your co-leader immediately afterward, while it is fresh. Share your thoughts with any other...
  • Materials for Activity " Guide to Sharing " Community Action Kit A copy of the story, " Why the Sky Is Far Away " Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity Ball of yarn Preparation for Activity Clear an open space where the group can sit in a circle. Make sure you know...
  • Materials for Activity Lunch-sized paper bags, cloth bags, or small baggies, one per child Optional: Flashlights, magnifying glasses, or...
  • Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life—learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some...
  • Adapted from "Why the Sky is Far Away" in The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales by Dawn Casey and Anne Wilson (Cambridge: Barefoot Books, 2009...
  • Nigerian sky taken by Folarin Kolawole, founder of Naija Treks; used with permission. Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy...
  • The E-Omega website’s 2014 article, “ 3 Biggest Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Impact ,” can help to simplify family life and make it...

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