Project NatureConnect
Work/Study Public Education

Procedures to help IGE students strengthen the contribution of PNC courses, certificate and degree programs


Public Education: A Graduate Student Cooperative Requirement

To receive certification or a degree, students in the Cooperative are required to submit an essay or outline that describes 20 or more hours of specific things they have contributed towards educating the public about the ECHN program along with the results of their efforts, if known. 

Project NatureConnect makes a unique sensory contribution to well being that is often omitted in traditional disciplines. It offers a sorely needed missing component to most aspects of contemporary society; in turn, it receives and then provides financial assistance to those who recognize its value.

The low cost of the program makes it easily affordable to a large number of people so that all who seek the training can obtain it.

Our programs will continue and grow as long as students who appreciate them support them in whatever way they can.  The program's strength and recognition increases the value of the student's training or degree in it.

The program sustains itself by helping students use their written coursework to demonstrate its value and educate the public about it. 

While some participants may not be able to fully contribute financially, they, and all others, are encouraged to help with public education about the value of nature-connected learning and relationships. To this end, the social networking guides and resources, below, are available to assist you. A strong first step is to add a paragraph to, and sign the PNC Petition to the United Nations.

As also stated elsewhere, when you complete the Orientation Course and other course activities please copy and send the written results of your nature-connecting experience to appropriate links or outlets
- Another means to achieve this goal is to use quotes that are attractive to you from the course books, the and websites and/or the submissions by others
and yourself in the the courses. Then post them to your and/or other social media resources...Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, RSS etc.
NOTE Doing this is part of the work/study hours
required from of all students who seek financial assistance. You then describe what you have done, hours involved, and  outcomes produced. 

An example of a course activity response might be:

"On a course I'm taking in nature-connected personal growth ( a fellow student wrote,

'I discovered that sensory contact with natural areas through connective activities makes me feel better about myself. When I enter into those experiences I am better able to sort out what makes sense to me, and what doesn't, about my everyday life. When I am confused I go to Nature and, somehow, I am better able to get a sense of the truth in a situation. That confirms that I am a real part of an ongoing process, the process of life.'

This quote reminded me that feelings I recall from my youth come from my innate, inborn abilities. I didn't have to learn them from a book or be taught how to experience them. I feel them from my core and I recognize that I was granted those abilities by the Source of Life."

You may also modify and post, over time,  the letters, below, to friends or others you think might want to know about PNC. You may edit these letters,
personalize them, or change them to be coming from you if that will enhance your efforts:

Excellent letters/releases you can modify to any particular subect or person are located at

Additional announcements and many Press Release links are available for your use at announcements.html


EMAIL LETTER SUBJECT: The Environmental Core of Health and Wellness

Is there anybody you know that is seeking a powerful remedy, rather than a band-aid, for our troubles?

The root of our most challenging problems has been identified.  It is this: an unreasonable and bonded bias in our thinking encourages us to deteriorate the prime source of our personal, social and environmental well-being.

Our bias pays us to ignore that:

-  the flow of natural systems, in and around us, has biologically and psychologically designed us to be supportive citizens of the global life community, not conquers of it.

- nature's supportive ways nurture, purify and restore us.

For more than 99 percent of our lifetime our thoughts and senses are disconnected from nature's restorative flow. Our excessive separation of our psyche from nature's intelligence creates problems that we can't solve. It makes us lose our inherent ability to think and feel like nature's self-correcting powers work.

When we wisely choose to reconnect our psyche with nature, we benefit from participating in the wellness of the web-of-life and its ability to recycle our contaminated thinking. This is demonstrated by the renewal that results from even a short walk in park.

In our excessively nature-separated lives, it is the absence of nature's wisdom that underlies our great personal and environmental dilemmas.
Learning how to make lasting sensory contact with nature enables our thinking to bind with nature's healing ways and increase well-being.  The process is a unique ecological science.  It gives nature the space it needs to help our thinking transform our misguided bonds into sane personal and environmental relationships.
 A powerful tool to this end is available at

For further information:

Michael J. Cohen, Ph.D.
Telephone 360-378-6313

Make a difference. To help increase personal, social and environmental well-being sign the PNC Petition to the United Nations

EMAIL LETTER SUBJECT: Nature's Path to Earth and Us in Peace

Nature's Path to Earth and Us in Peace

(Insert Present Date) June, 17, 2009: July 1, 2009: 

Nature's Path to Earth and Us in Peaceful Well-Being.

July 1, 2009:  This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature (ECHN) a UNESCO approved, online, holistic art and science developed by Michael J. Cohen, Ph.D. at the Institute of Global Education, a United Nations consultant organization.

ECHN is a significant restorative breakthrough. It helps us increase well-being by regenerating 53 natural senses that we often ignore. Their wellness enables us to think with nature's balance and beauty as it nurtures us.  To our loss, we usually learn to hurt and subdue these natural senses.

Because ECHN applies the empirical science of Natural Attraction Ecology, it provides us with a lasting remedy for personal, social and environmental disorders. It is learned through accredited courses, degree programs and jobs from Project NatureConnect in conjunction with cooperating universities.

By giving us the sensory means to create moments that let Earth teach, ECHN genuinely connects us with Earth's renewing energies, in and around us.  This strengthens and enriches our contemporary psyche.  It helps us think with the grace of nature's self-correcting ways.

ECHN is a quantum leap to supporting and strengthening nature's healing abilities in and around us.  It empowers our natural senses to recycle the pollutants in our mind that bond us to our destructive relationships and prevent positive change.

Engaging in ECHN is like forever taking a powerful, spiritually renewing walk in the park.  Through it, we transform our disorders into the rewards of clear thinking, wellness and peaceful balance.

ECHN may be added to any discipline or profession.

Special anniversary grants are available to new faculty or training applicants in the ECHN of Natural Attraction Ecology

Further information: contact Michael J. Cohen, Telephone 360-378-6313 or email:

Personal page:

Overview Article






From: Project NatureConnect
Institute of Global Education
Special consultant to United Nations Economic and Social Council

Dear (Insert Recipient)

Educating, counseling and healing with nature enables you to remedy ( insert problem or issue)

Please help stop Industrial Society's runaway deterioration of nature in and around us.

A Powerful Sensory Art and Science is Certified: Holistic Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature Offers Jobs, Training and Degrees.

Those of us who recognize that humanity and Earth are at risk also realize that we must become more holistic, scientific and sensible if we are to remedy our great troubles.

It is imperative that we become more sensitive and accurate to increasingly contribute to well being at every level. To this end, the science of Ecology must painstakingly scrutinize all forms of valid evidence.

New evidence now includes the fact that a critical contribution to life in balance emanates from least fifty-three natural attraction sensitivities inherent in natural systems, within and around us. These sensory attractions are often overlooked yet they continually register in our mind. They are key to nature's ability to self-correct, regenerate and restore the web-of-life, including humanity.

To help us remedy our many problems, the unique art of an empirical scientific model, <>Natural Attraction Ecology (NAE), enables our fifty-three natural senses to consciously connect our psyche with nature's self-correcting powers. Never before seen, this social technology enables our thinking to most sensibly create balanced relationships with people and places.

NAE provides us with the means to benefit from sensory attraction discoveries we make while educating, counseling and healing with nature, backyard or backcountry.

Online, NAE offers accredited, organic, environment and psychology axioms, courses, jobs, grants and degree programs that help us increase personal, social and environmental well-being.

NAE results from fifty-five years of natural system observation by hundreds of trained individuals who made conscious sensory contact with natural areas. The outcomes of their research is shared online in <>books, in <>studies and articles and in <>accredited coursework and Degree programs.

The complete history of Natural Attraction Ecology, the prejudice against it and its application of Ecopsychology since 1959 is described at and may be downloaded at no cost.


Nature and Outdoor Enthusiasts: Help Wanted

If you have ever had a good experience in nature, you are eligible for a special salaried, grant or financial assistance program online.

You, and any interested associates, are invited to learn, teach and profit from the art and science of <>Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature  (ECHN).  ECHN gives you the monumental ability to create moments that let Earth teach.

Online, ECHN empowers you to offer unique sensory contributions to well-being that the world desperately needs.  It helps you provide Industrial Society with critical solutions for its greatest problems

ECHN remedies are reasonable and readily available. This may sound implausible but these important answers actually are blowing in the wind.

You may:

     - Benefit from the rewards of greening your profession and community, and from encouraging others to do the same.

     - Learn how to reverse many disorders by enlisting the profound assistance of nature's grace and self-correcting ways, in and around us.

     - Gain from funded ECHN courses, degrees and careers, online.  Enjoyably, they strengthen any career. They are accredited, holistic and internationally approved by UNESCO.


<>Michael J. Cohen, Ph.D.

Project NatureConnect
Institute of Global Education
P.O. Box 1605,
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Make a difference. To help increase personal, social and environmental well-being sign the PNC Petition to the United Nations

Additional announcements are available
at announcements.html

Important Contribution:
visit online book stores like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Walden, Borders etc and go to pages that announce/sell 

Reconnecting With Nature


The Web of Life Imperative


Educating, Counciling and Healing With Nature.

If these areas have a place to make a review, comment or evaluation, please do so.

If you want to help in other ways with public education, please let us know by email. Then we can let you know what special opportunities may become available. For example, you might be invited to write an article but don't have the time. Let Project NatureConnect know and somebody else might be interested, or vice versa.

In general, all you need to do is one or more of the suggestions below. The best way to do this is create and store announcements so you may quickly paste one into an email or web page form whenever the occasion arises.

1. Please occasionally just send a simple email to an appropriate individual or organization that needs help or guidance. Say something like:

"Are you aware of the underlying psychological cause of most of the great personal and environmental problems we face and how you can help reduce it?


"Are you aware of the powerful benefits from nature-connected learning? You may explore them at


Al Gore notes that personally, socially and environmentally we are dysfunctional because our thinking is disconnected from the grace balance and restorative powers of nature and the natural. Would you be interested in helping me help others and myself remedy this dilemma through the nature-connected learning and healing tools at


"Would you like to use a sensory process to increase personal, social and environmental well-being? You can customize this tool to support your interests and help you improve personal and environmental relationships. Benefit from full information at"


2. Rewrite/edit/or create a short introductory note or letter that shows its reader the benefits nature-connected learning offers in the reader's areas of interest. Many areas of focus that you can use, are on our homepage


3. Write a brief self-history and rationale that explains why you are learning nature-connected psychology, how it has been helpful and how it would be of service to a topic being discussed in a person/journal/newspaper/blog.

This could also serve as a letter to the Editor of a newspaper or other periodical or as a letter of inquiry saying it is important that the Editor do, or include, or accept a review from you, of and stating why.


4. Ask a web-site, organization, blog, or individual if they are using nature-connected learning as described at, and how it is working for them, or if they could evaluate it from their point of view as you are writing an article about its contributions, or you are thinking about studying it.


5. Visit web sites, discussion lists, news letters and news groups whose topics are of interest to you and that would benefit from using Organic Psychology books, courses or degree programs.

Join one or two temporarily, and as the opportunity presents itself, send appropriate individuals a short note that motivates them to visit our home page at or one of our other pages you think might be of assistance to them.

A good list of available articles and letters is available at  You could invite others to link to any one of them or re-publish them.

6. Help folks get involved with the program through the books. Develop a letter that contains parts of the book descriptions that available at

7. Reminder: visit online book stores like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Walden, Borders and go to pages that announce Reconnecting With Nature and/or Web of Life Imperative and/or Educating, Counciling and Healing With Nature. If they have a place to make a comment or evaluation, please do so.

8. Look in the search engines under
keywords (like environmental education, nature, naturalist, alternative, see the lists, below) and contact sites that appear in that subject or keyword including
discussion groups,
mailing lists,
discussion lists,
web sites,
book sales or review sites

Join a group and post an appropriate message when you can, directing it towards the purpose of those you write. You can then stay and continue, or quit the group and go on to another. You can also email an editor or administrator from a web page contact address.

You can find groups at

Please let us know if you have additional ideas or find additional web pages that help people locate groups so we may list them here.

Below are topics you could Google and locate appropriate individuals, discussion lists or organizations to contact.  In each setting you may find a few advanced-thinking individuals who will thank you for alerting them to the benefits of Project NatureConnect and for strengthening the depth and effectiveness of their work.  

Please contact if there are topics you think should be added to the list.

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Midlife Crisis
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