Engaging With Living Waters: An Inquiry Into Children’s Relations With a Local Austin Creek

Lene Saint-Orens, Fikile Nxumalo


This article focuses on the inclusion of local environmental education for a class of kindergarten children in Austin, Texas. The purpose is to inspire educators to include local waterways as a compelling source for children to learn alongside environmental challenges in their immediate contexts, to learn how to live in reciprocal relations with water, and to care for water as essential to all life on earth.


water inquiries; reciprocal relations

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18357/jcs.v43i1.18266


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