Everyone has their own idea about the environment and how it relates to them. To me the environment is the outdoors and constantly changes with the seasons, each a different stage. Currently the environment is in the last stage before a new beginning, its asleep so to speak. Summer is when I connect most with the environment, mostly because its easier to sit outside and just be one with the surroundings. When ever I have the chance I’ll take a 10 minute walk from my campsite to the lake at Kenosee and spend time watching the water and birds, and if I’m lucky enough the odd fish. I get to watch the fishermen come before the boats start loading in the water and witness the circle of life as they catch there food.. or send the odd fish back, letting it grow. I see how no matter what humans do to distance ourselves from nature we depend on the environment.
Just like how Kimmerer feels at home while in the forest backpacking and connecting with nature through song.. I get a a sense of belonging while sitting by the water early in the morning at Kenosee Lake.
When it comes to educations Orr has pointed out certain myths what makes them so. One that stood out is the first one saying that ignorance is a solvable problem. There will always be ignorance in the world but as the human race we are pushing to eliminate it and one way that I hope to do so is by bring the environment into the classroom, or taking the classroom into the environment.