David T. Sobel, MEd

Core Faculty
Department of Education

Project Director
Antioch New England Institute

Past Presentations and Consultations

December 08, Professional Development and Design Charette, Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation, Charlotte, North Carolina.

November 08, Orchard School Annual Meeting Talk, Alstead, New Hampshire.

November 08, Internship Supervision and Middle School Faculty Workshops, Wheeler School, Providence, Rhode Island.

November 08, Prof. Devel Workshop, Childhood and Nature Design Principles, Mass Audubon educational staff, Lincoln, Massachusetts.

November 08, Children and Nature Research Symposium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

October 08, Internship Supervision, Lower School Faculty Workshops on Implementing a Culture of Environmental Stewardship, Wheeler School, Providence, Rhode Island.

October 08, Keynote Address and Workshop, New York Environmental Educator’s Conference, Lake Placid, New York.

October 08, No Person Left Inside, Harris Center Annual Meeting Address, Hancock, New Hampshire.

October 08, Professional Development Workshops, Administrators and Teachers in SAD 40 schools, Implementing Place-based Education District-Wide, Union, Maine.

October 08, Public Lecture, Course Visits, Faculty Workshop, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.

August 08, Professional Development Day, Wheeler School, Providence, Rhode Island.

August 08, Professional Development Program, Christchurch School, Urbanna, Virginia.

August 08, Treasure Hunt, Vinalhaven Summer Program, Vinalhaven, Maine.

July 08, Developmental Geography Seminar, Plattsburgh State College, Plattsburgh, New York.

July 07, General Henry Knox Museum, Summer Teacher Institute, Workshop: Mapmaking with Children, Thomaston, Maine.

July 07, Boston Society of Architects, Learning by Design Summer Institute, Keynote Lecture: The Ecology of Imagination in Childhood, Boston, Massachusetts.

July 07, Thomas H. Wright Lecture at the Sarah Lawrence College Child Development Institute’s 2007 Empowering Teachers Summer Institute, Bronxville, New York.

July 07, Vermont Folklife Center, Discovering Community Summer Institute, Lecture: Place-based Education, Vermont Technical College, Randolph,Vermont.

May 07, Project Wild International Conference, Keynote Lecture: The Promise of Place: Research from the Field. East Madison, New Hampshire.

April 07, Touchstone School, Richard A Zajchowski Education Forum, Lecture: Connecting Children and Community: Mining the Treasures of Place. Also Community Lecture and Teacher Planning Session, Grafton, Massachusetts.

April 07, Council of Chief State School Officers, Secondary School Redesign Meeting, Content Expert, Austin, Texas.

March 07, Promise of Place Conference, Lecture: Children and Nature Design Principles, Fairlee, Vermont.

March 07, Tracy Aviary, Staff Workshop: Developmental Approaches to Bird Education, Salt Lake City, Utah.

February and April 07, Great Lakes Fisheries Trust, Place-based Education Initiative, Consultant on RFP Development and Program Launch, Detroit and Lansing, Michigan.

February 07, Association of New Jersey Environmental Educators, Annual Conference, Keynote Lecture: The Promise of Place: Research from the Field, Princeton, New Jersey.

November 06, and February 07, Last Child in the Woods Book Group and Lecture, Harris Center for Conservation Education and Hancock Public Library, Hancock, New Hampshire.

November 06, Keynote Lecture, Place-based Education and the Corporate Lands for Learning Program, Wildlife Habitat Council Annual Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland.

November 06, Keynote, Place-based Education and Academic Achievement, Wellborn Ecology Fair, Fairlee, Vermont.

October 06, National Park Service Evaluation and Interpretation Summit, Panel presentation on Evaluation and Place-based Education, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado.

July 06, Vermont Folklife Center, Discovering Community Summer Institute, Lecture: Place-based Education, Vermont Technical College, Randolph,Vermont.

March 06, Place-based Education lecture and Mapmaking with Children workshop, Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky.

February 06, Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years, Utah Society of Environmental Educators, Salt Lake City Public Library, and Developmental Principles in Interpretive Programming, Tracy Aviary, Salt Lake City, Utah.

October 2005, Going Outdoors Celebration Lecture, Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan, Closing Talk for Grantees Award Ceremony, Detroit, Michigan.

September, 2005 The Promise of Place, Tennessee Environmental Education Conference, Johnson City, Tennessee.

June, 2005, Growing Up in Keene 100 Years Ago, Horatio Colony House Museum Lecture Series, Keene, New Hampshire.

March 2005, Place-based Education in the Monadnock Region, Community Lecture Series, Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, New Hampshire

February 2005, Preserving the Nature of Childhood, Place-based Education and Children and Nature Design Principles, two Keynote Lectures and two Teacher Workshops, Southwest Waldorf Teacher’s Conference, Shining Mountain Waldorf School, Boulder, Colorado.

November 2004, Learning from the Land, Invited Lecture and consultation with national staff of Learning Grounds program, Evergreen Foundation, Toronto, Ontario.

October 2004, Swimming the Watershed, Guided Adventure, New England Environmental Education Conference, Breadloaf Conference Center, Ripton, Vermont

April 2004, Developing Children’s Sense of Place, Invited Lecture and Staff Consultation, Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, Indiana.

March 2004, Mapping the Streams of Home, Keynote Address, Promise of Place in the Northern Forest Conference, Bethel, Maine.

February 2004, Preserving the Nature of Childhood, First Annual Lecture in Living Lightly on the Earth Speaker Series, Cincinnati Nature Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

July 2003, The Impact of Schoolyards on Children’s Lives, Transforming School Grounds Workshop, Portland Trails, Portland, Maine

May 2003, Bittersweet: Living with Dying in Mind, Commencement Address, Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, New Hampshire.

April 2003, Staff Consultation and Teacher Workshop, GEO-Kids Program, Wagner Free Science Institute and St Joseph’s University, Philadelphia.

March 2003 and October 2002, Keynote Presentations, Great Outdoors Grant Program, Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan, Detroit.

November 2002, Standing Strong in My Rightful Place, Keynote Address for Utah Society of Environmental Educators, Salt Lake City.

October 2002, Teacher Workshop and Sustainable Design Charette, Cincinnati Waldorf School, Cincinnati, OH.
May 2002, The Power of Place, Keynote Address for the Vermont Rural Partnership conference, Johnson, VT.

February 2002, An Overview of Place-based Education, Seminar for the National Leadership Council of the National Park Service, Washington, DC.

October 2001, Keynote Address, and Mapmaking Workshop, Midwest Environmental Educators’ Conference, Kenosha, WI.

April 2001, The CO-SEED Program, Connecting School and Community through Place-based Education: A Seminar for Education and Environment Funders,
Essex, MA

November 2000, Out Behind Taco Bell: Community-based Environmental Education, Keynote address for the Missouri Environmental Education conference, Lake of the Ozarks, MO.

August 2000, Back to the Land: A Family Adventure and The Ecology of Imagination: A Workshop for Teachers, Puget Sound Environmental Learning Center, Bainbridge Island, Washington.

November 1999, Developmental Perspectives on Place-Based Education, guest lecture for The Watershed of the Black River class, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.

October 1999, Take Back the Afternoon: Dealing with the Loss of Children’s Nature Experience, Keynote Address, National Association of Interpretation conference, Syracuse, NY.

May 1999, Strengthening Schools and Their Communities, featured presentation, Northeast Regional Challenge Conference, Bethel, ME.

April 1999, The Preservation of Childhood, Evening Lecture Series, Cape Ann Waldorf School, Beverly Farms,

February 1999, Beyond Ecophobia, Keynote Address for the Oklahoma Environmental Education Expo, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

November 1998, Children’s Special Places: Cross Cultural Studies, Secret Places of Childhood Symposium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

September 1998, Swimming the Watershed: An Experiential Workshop, New England Environmental Educator’s Conference, Ripton, VT.

August 1998, Featured Speaker, Aldo Leopold Advanced Seminar, Leopold Education Project, Baraboo, WI.

July 1998, Developmental Perspectives on Place-Based Education, Teaching Place Institute, Monadnock Institute for the Study of Nature, Place and Culture, Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH.

May 1998, The Preservation of Childhood, Upper Valley Waldorf School spring conference, Queechee, VT.

April 1998, Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education, Keynote Address, Environmental Education Council of Ohio, Columbus, OH.

October 1997, Reclaiming the Heart in Outdoor Education, Keynote address for New York State Outdoor Educator’s conference, Catskill, NY.

July 1997, Environmental Education and the Arts, Featured speaker at the HOT Schools Conference, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT.

May 1997, Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years, Featured speaker at the Coming Home: Developing a Sense of Place in our Communities and Schools conference, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown, NY

November 1996, Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education, Keynote address for YMCA North American Consultation on Environmental Education, Orillia, Ontario.

November 1996, Windows of Learning Opportunity–Critical Periods and Elementary Curriculum, Marion Cross School Parent Teacher Lecture Series, Norwich, VT.

March 1996, Ecoliteracy or Ecophobia: Developing a Sense of Place in Childhood,
Teacher workshop for the Center for Creative Education, Monteverde, Costa Rica

June 1995, Developmental Guidelines for Educational Computing, Presentation at the Computers in Education symposium, Center for Ecoliteracy, Berkeley, CA.

July 1992, Designing Teacher Workshops: A Simulation, National Park Service Training Course, North Atlantic Region, Springfield Armory Historical Site, Springfield, Massachusetts.

June 1992, Developmentally Appropriate Environmental Education, Keynote address at the Environmental Learning for the Future program annual meeting, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Woodstock, VT.

March 1992, Schoolyard Maps and Mapmaking, Project HOME, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Concord, NH.
March-May 1991 Science Curriculum Consultant for the Hinsdale, NH School district.

June 1990, Evolving a Sense of Place, Lecture and slide presentation, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT.

May 1989, Buried Treasure in Libraries, Presentation at the 100th Anniversary Conference of the New Hampshire Librarians Association, Manchester, NH.

July 1988, Visions for the Future of Environmental Education, Presentation at the New England Environmental Administrator’s Conference, York, ME.

October 1982, The Nuclear Physics of Personal Decisions, Keynote address at the New England Environmental Education Conference, Warwick, RI.