Podcast: Storytelling in Environmental Education — Tales with Tails Author Kevin Strauss

In this episode I speak to Kevin Strauss, author of one of  my favourite books for environmental education Tales with Tails:  Storytelling the Wonders of the Natural World.  The book includes  stories that Kevin has written or re-told along with activities that can be used in formal or informal education, by teachers, parents, park  rangers and, well, storytellers.  I talk to Kevin, an environmental scientist, about what got him into storytelling.  He shares tips for using storytelling in teaching natural history both inside and outside of the classroom, how to create and adapt stories and where to find inspiration.  

He shares an original story, The Stonemason’s Daughter, which has a folktale-like format and theme.  It is not available anywhere else either in print or as a recording.

Folks can find Kevin and his book at: www.naturestory.com

Links to storytelling groups in the US:

Northlands Storytelling Network (Midwest USA): www.northlands.net

National Storytelling Network: www.storynet.org

You can find lots of storyteller videos at www.storylibrary.org

Photo credit: Andrea Lorek Strauss.

Published by restoryingtheearth.com

I'm a writer, a researcher and a storyteller.

One thought on “Podcast: Storytelling in Environmental Education — Tales with Tails Author Kevin Strauss

  1. On Fri, 6 Aug 2021 at 10:32, Restorying the Earth wrote:

    > restoryingtheearth.com posted: ” In this episode I speak to Kevin > Strauss, author of one of my favourite books for environmental education > Tales with Tails: Storytelling the Wonders of the Natural World. The book > includes stories that Kevin has written or re-told along with activiti” >

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