Connecting with Nature For more than 20 years Cohen led outdoor education schools, including the National Audubon Society Expedition Institute of Lesley College. These groups of young ... See full summary »
Connecting with Nature For more than 20 years Cohen led outdoor education schools, including the National Audubon Society Expedition Institute of Lesley College. These groups of young people traveled all over North America and led Cohen to develop his philosophy of community and a system for connecting people with the natural world. Beginning in 1974 with Our Classroom is Wild America, Cohen has written seven books on these experiences and on his nature connecting process. With the development of the Internet in the 1990s, Cohen became a pioneer of distance education, offering online courses and graduate programs in applied ecopsychology - educating and counseling with nature. Musical Heritage Cohen is a veteran of the New York City folk music scene in the 1950s and 1960s and has played banjo and sung with many of the leading figures of that period. He is the brother of New Lost City Ramblers founder and musicologist, John Cohen and the brother-in-law of famed folksinger, Pete Seeger.... Written by
Experience the wisdom, personality, music, and life of nature educator, author, and musician Michael J. Cohen. Cohen has devoted his life to two passions: connecting people to nature and preserving America's musical heritage. This film explores them both.