Project NatureConnect
Educating Counseling and Healing With Nature

Applied Ecopsychology Organics: online courses and certified degree training
Help Wanted

    Michael J. Cohen, Ph.D., Ed.D.

The personal page of an innovative scientist-counselor-applied ecopsychologist-traditional musician-naturalist who spent 21 consecutive years camping-out year round on group expeditions in natural areas.

Mike Cohen has been identified as a maverick genius who, using 54 natural senses, accidentally discovered in 1965 that our story-deficient Planet Earth is a living organism. He implemented Albert Einstein's Grand Unified Field Equation in 2013 and has received the Distinquished World Citizen Award for his work It honors the genius of his ingrained felt-sense intention and mission to dignify the life of Earth. He shows that GreenWave-54 (GTT) whole life science and art can solve the great problems we produce by re-connecting our 54 natural attraction senses to their origins in the peace of authentic Nature's balancing and purifying power, backyard or backcountry.

Box 1605
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
(360) 378-6313
Skype: mjcohen6313
www.ecopsych.com (professional page)

 The training ground of a nature-connected expert.

My Special Anniversary Year, 2016

My Eighty-Seventh birthday, 12/14/15 in addition to 13.8 billion years of life in other natural attraction forms and energies. (Add 2 to all the other numbers below).

My seventieth year as an active Outdoor and Environmental Educator

My thirtieth year as a Ed.D and Ph.D in Educating, Counseling and Healing with Nature (ECHN)

The thirtieth anniversary of my

  • founding of Project NatureConnect
  • being identified as a "maverick genius" and as "The reincarnation of Henry David Thoreau as a psychologist."
  • appointment as administration and faculty of Institute of Global Education/World Peace University

Fifty-Fifth anniversary of my founding Trailside's Outdoor Programs, the original establishing Expedition Education program and curriculum of the Lesley University National Audubon Society Expedition Institute.

Fiftieth anniversary of my observation in a Grand Canyon thunderstorm that Planet Earth acts like, or is, a living organism, can be related to as such and qualifies for protection as an endangered species.

Seventieth year as a performing folk song artist, eighteenth year completed performing over 200 programs for Road Scholar groups on San Juan Island, third year as Songmaster for Grange #966 on San Juan Island and weekly "Shantyman" at the island's Cask and Schooner Public House.

Seventieth year as a folk and contra dancer and instructor.

Fifteenth year sponsoring the Contra Dance in Friday Harbor.

Fortieth year as a published author: thirteen books about environment, education and psychology; two books about folk music.

Fortieth year sleeping outdoors year-round in natural areas.

Eight thousandth daily hike up Mt. Young in San Juan Island National Historical Park.

Twentieth year playing old time music for the San Juan Island Farmers Market

Sixteenth year of performing as the traditional singer in the the stage show "The Life and Times of George Pickett"

Twenty-Fifth year living on San Juan Island

Located Below and Elsewhere

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Ecopsychology Journal Interview

Autobiographical sketch

Biographical summary

Education Experience

Professional Experience


Green Politics and nomination

2019 Revolutionary Wisdom Class Action Suit to stop Earth Misery

"My outdoor decades of conscious sensory attractions to nature, within and around me, taught me how to safely ride each moment of time and space in Organism Earth while helping others do the same. Since 1965 my special Expedition Education process and program has operated and grown from my inherent felt sense love of natural areas in 54 ways. The process blends and contributes to our human and constitutional rights to life through my advanced training in

  • John Dewey progressive education,
  • Alexander Wolf psychodynamic group therapy,
  • Kurt Lewin T-groups,
  • George Bach group therapy
  • Paul Brandwein science education,
  • A. S. Neil Summerhill education,
  • Josh Lieberman creative camping, 
  • Michael Herman folk and contra dancing 
  • along with observations by John Muir, Wilhelm Reich, R.D. Laing, Joseph Wood Krutch and Alfred North Whitehead.

A 1996 quote from the book Ecotherapy: Healing Ourselves, Healing the Earth by Howard Clinebell that identified and founded the study and practice of ecotherapy:

"Michael J Cohen Ph.D.,  How Nature Works and Reconnecting With Nature: finding wellness through restoring your bond and kinship with the Earth"

"Dr. Michael J. Cohen, a psychologist and outdoor educator describes how he developed eco-therapeutic theory and methods that integrate psychology and ecology, and use thoughtful sensory contacts with nature to catalyze wellness, spirit, and responsibility. He portrays the process for enabling people to reconnect with nature that evolved over may decades of teaching outdoors.  It involves direct sensory contacts with nature, including nature within the person, integrated with cognitive understanding and validation of these nature feelings and sensory knowledge."

- Howard Clinebell, Ph.D.

At a glance, what I do is operate a whole life art and science, self-organizing Education, Counseling and Healing with Nature (ECHN) program within the balancing love and intelligence of the life of Organism Earth instead of the walls of a school building. The ECHN key to success is knowing that

  • 1) Scientifically, the Natural Attraction that makes up Einstein's Unified Field is the essence of our Big Bang Universe, life, love and spirit,
  • 2) Excessive disconnection from Natural Attractions produces disorders that result from love deprivation and
  • 3) Any given moment consists of the human story way of knowing and the non-story natural world that we can reasonably choose to register, represent and improve in our 54 sense, body, mind and spirit relationships. Whatever these senses find attractive in nature is what is doing the finding.

 "The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think"

    - Gregory Bateson

Eighty years ago, when I was six, my school emotionally amputated my left arm by forcing me to write "righty" with a dip pen. I hurt, had disorder symptoms and complained for years until some reasonable folks took pity and managed to give me a "taboo" technology. It was a fountain pen. It allowed me to naturally use my left arm to write without being punished for trespassing the educational standards of 1936. That restored my peace of mind and penmanship. Using technology to this end felt so sensibly good that I tried to make it happen with everything I did after that as per my social technology GreenWave-54. It became my "maverick genius," a felt-sense intention to continually dignify the life of Nature in and around me. Scientifically doing this helps us bring our problems and the life of Nature into balance in a natural area. There, the natural whole of life strengthens its and our integrity by reconnecting our 54 inherent natural senses with their home in the non-verbal peace of Nature's self-correcting wisdom.

I'm often very attached to and benefit from thinking and relating like a slime-mold works. This troubles our established ways and expectations because they are already in trouble.

"Learning to think and speak while connected to the Dance of the GreenWave Unified Field helps us communicate with the whole of life and its history as part of the attraction/love essence of our personal life in any moment. The Dance attaches us to all past and present leaders, deities, stories, senses, facts, prophecies and relationships in the history and life of Planet Earth. While we lovingly dance as 54-sense equals with them in the present, we update them with our advanced science and technology progress. In congress this enables our GreenWave dance, moment-by-moment, to unify, transform, produce and support responsible tomorrows in peaceful balance with the whole of life."

- Michael J. Cohen

My Project NatureConnect Guarantee

A Great Trustable Truth of your life (GTT) is that if you pinch yourself and you feel it, you are alive. It is a self-evident reality. No other proof is needed, you 54-sense it. This is a reasonable, exact and repeatable experience for you and for any other person as well. It is a commonly held fact of life that is more true and authentic than 2 + 2 = 4.

Project NatureConnect (PNC) results from, in 1936, an "abused" child, Mike Cohen, at age six stopping his abuse and recovering from it. He accomplished this by, in a natural area, successfully discovering, validating and applying his GTT to beneficially gain and apply additional GTT facts of life to any relationship. It soon became common 54-sense, GTT organic and reasonable to him to help others benefit from doing the same while in the web-of-life of a natural area and its GTT.

PNC guarantees the same GTT results for you as you learn to co-mentor with others its GTT Revolutionary Wisdom, educating, counseling and healing with Nature process.

How can we deal with the rampant lies, corruption and destructiveness of our society if we don't know, experience or invoke the truth of our lives, that our central way of thinking denies.

SUMMARY: Does This Feel Familiar?

As a child, instinctively, like most children, I felt more alive, free and happier in a natural area than indoors. More intelligent, too.

With my friends, I grew up and was educated in the indoor box world of contemporary society. It detached our psyche from genuine contact with its biological origins in nature's joy, wisdom and balance. To fill this void we psychologically attached to society's ways, including the destructive trespasses of nature and people by our scientific, economic and spiritual dogma.

The box-world assured me that people only felt and related better in nature because in nature they escaped from reality. Reality was the challenges of home, work, and school, escaping to nature was "recreation."

Thirty-five years of progressive counseling and educational research in natural areas taught me a different story, one of re-creation. I lived in settings similar to the "Survivor" TV series except that our goal was not to competitively scheme, conquer Nature and eliminate each other to win a million dollars. Rather it was to sustainably live in peaceful balance with people and the environment. I explored and discovered webstrings, how to think and relate in ways that free our psyche from the grip of the indoor world's invasiveness and discontents.

I have founded, warrantied and packaged a nature connected psychological science model, Natural Attraction Ecology, that restores people to their fullness, their natural integrity and deeper ideals. Through the internationally recognized and accredited Organic Psychology of the Natural Systems Thinking Process (NSTP) and GreenWave-54, people and natural systems co-create and grow into balance. They let the unifying strands of the web of life help them rejuvenate the sensory truths, ideals and loves we are born with as part of the global life community. It gives folks the ability to create moments that let Earth teach them what they want to know

Anybody can use and teach NSTP as a hobby or professionally. It is an organic, hands-on learning tool that enables you to let conscious sensory contact with nature help you get your thinking to incorporate the intelligence and balance of the web of life. Through nature connected psychological activities, courses and degree programs, folks master how to relate in cooperative unity, like nature works.

In April of 1998 I celebrated my 50'th year as a outdoor educator, counselor and traditional folk singer, musician and dancer. I celebrated by doing exactly the same thing I did the previous month and for 50 years before that, and that I continue for I still do what I like to do best. I use my science, education, counseling and musical expertise to catalyze responsible, enjoyable relationships with the nature in people and places. I continue to sleep outdoors throughout the seasons.

The Project NatureConnect Web pages describe the organics of  Natural Attraction Ecology. The process is a celebration in and of itself. It has been absent in our society for we conquered it along with nature.

The purpose of nature/life is to support nature/life. We call it survival, the love of life. It is one thing to give lip service about co-creating with nature, quite another to subsist through a GTT process that accomplishes this goal. Nature operates by fulfilling its conscious attractions to attractions. Its purity washes away evil if you intelligently bathe in it.

We are similarly attached to nature as our toe is to our finger and heart. Society tears us out of this relationship. It rewards us for excelling at subduing nature: from excessively using lawn chemicals to indoor education to the conquest of space. Out of the 620,00 hour that we live, on average, we spend less than 12 of them in tune with the life of our planet.

The heart of our dilemmas is that we have learned to runaway conquer and hurt life/nature and we are part of it. That some of our most profound thinkers are first raising the question as to if a relationship exists between our psyche and ecology is a statement of how far we have strayed. I am one of the special folks who passed the Ultimate Intelligence Test about this way of relating in 1965, as I describe below. The test is a "one step beyond" way to discover on a percentage basis where you are with our personal and global destructiveness, where you might want to be and the means to get there.

My doctoral work demonstrates that if you teach people to live and think like nature works, the pain and cravings that drive us to our disorders subside, and the disorders follow suit, replaced by reasonable happiness.

Six major GTT nature reconnection experiences have guided me to create and sustain my expedition education process as Project NatureConnect and the National Audubon Society Expedition Institute outdoor programs that I founded in 1959 as the Trailside summer and ski camps that became the Trailside Country School in 1969.

I was born into a musical family of progressive first generation Americans who escaped social and religious persecution in Russia. They downplayed the institutionalized aspects of their spirituality and most other aspects of mainstream society, leaning toward camping, music and the outdoors instead. However, my father was Phi Beta Kappa and ran for Congress as a progressive in 1940 in an effort to correct some of our irresponsible tendencies.

Being born left handed, I was traumatized by having to write right handed in elementary school. My family finally convinced the school to let me write "lefty" in fourth grade by using a fountain pen and in six months I wrote better than I had for four previous years. That experience taught me to trust and celebrate the value of my "left handed" natural senses and feelings along with technologies that supported them, like the fountain pen. It also taught me a healthy mistrust for the directives and entrapments of contemporary culture. I never used or use alcohol or drugs for fulfillment because that does not seem reasonable. What is reasonable to me is to trust and empower in nature my 54 natural "lefty" senses and feelings, for they are facts as real as any other fact.

In 3rd grade, 1938, my class learned new math only to find that we were unprepared to go into 4th grade math and would have to go to summer school. My parents decided instead to teach me math on their own while living at a lake in the country. I spent my summer mornings indoors agonizing over a math workbook while enjoying afternoons playing and exploring outdoors. The comparative difference in how each setting felt made an indelible impression on me and directed my life toward outdoor rewards. It also deteriorated my relationship with my mother.

At age 11, my contact with Burl Ives validated the traditional musical background of my parents and my summer camp musical experiences. By 1945, at the age of 15, I concentrated on learning outdoor skills, traditional music, songs, dance and instruments as well as on a career that included using them in camp programs. I have been amazed that so few of these homemade songs from the heart of rural people express love for the land. Unlike the songs of indigenous people, most of them sing of conquering nature and the hard times encountered in doing so.

In 1957-59 I directed an outdoor organization, the American Youth Hostels spending most of my waking hours frustrated in a windowless basement administrative office in downtown New York City. Evenings and weekends were spent in cabarets, concert halls and recording studios as a folk singer. I trusted those frustrated "lefty" GTT feelings. Two years later I renounced that indoor life and founded programs that provided me with the same professional fulfillment while in natural settings. That was and is my joy. I have lived, learned and taught outdoors almost continuously since 1959. Does that make me a natural person even though I am not a Native American?

In 1965 a transformational experience in a freak thunderstorm on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park added new GTT dimensions to my thinking. The profound geological effects of that storm on the landscape convinced me that Earth acted homeostatically, like a living organism, and that acts of nature and humanity could be rationally explained from this point of view. Most of my work since then has come out of that realization including founding Expedition Education, the Trailside Country School,  the National Audubon Society Expedition Institute at Lesley University and the 1985 National Audubon Society Symposium "Is the Earth a Living Organism." I have camped and studied with people in 84 different ecosystems for periods of three days to 10 months since 1959. It felt like I was Joe Hutto working with a group of people. I have lived with the Amish, indigenous people, outdoorsmen, organic farmers and ecologists. I initiated State of Maine Legislative Document # 697, March 3, 1983, AN ACT to Establish a Numerical Whole Life Factor that conveys any product's contribution to sustainability (see Cohen, 1983, page 260-266). In 1984 I financed the legal assistance that stopped the development of the Pittston Oil Refinery in Eastport, Maine.

The above GTT experiences underlie the direction and energies in my past and present endeavors. I further explore them in my books and courses.

My personal challenge is to build and strengthen personal relationships for myself in Industrial Society for, in the name of progress and economic growth, most of it is postured to defeat what I think I contribute.

My best thinking tells me we are in deep trouble because we deny that we are addicted to nature-disconnecting stories, technologies and relationships that produce uncontrolled excessiveness.

I warranty that nature is a GTT dance that operates by consensus and as a singular dance, in and around us, it does not suffer from duality. Nature achieves its perfection by every manifestation of it consistently being attracted to gain consent to attach to its immediate environment. The "fittest" are those things that can cooperatively do this best. The application of this observation has significant political and peace applications.

This statement in my most recent article identifies the missing unifying factor that our socialized arrogance has yet to accept no less invoke.

"We know and are our planetary selves when we have, and we know know full well why we have, consent from a natural area to visit it. That's when we can make time and space to feel attracted to unadulterated Nature while sensing that all things there are attracted to us.  That mutual love is NNIAAL, SUNEH as it knows itself, the all-unifying aliveness of its moment-by-moment dance that conceived us and that we were born. We humanize the dance by accurately speaking what we register while we are in genuine sensory contact with it in natural areas. I symbolize this process with an American Southwest Mimbres pottery image from 1000 years ago. 

We suffer our troubles because, early on, we excessively separate from SUNEH, bury the image under our addictive stories, flags and logos and then can't find it. We forget that what our 54 senses find attractive in nature is what is doing the finding. Because I have excessively invoked and practiced the ideals of Organic Psychology, I sometimes experience Post Utopian Stress Disorder

The key people who have encouraged my inner nature to safely and constructively express itself include my parents Sonya and Israel Cohen, and Joseph Wood Krutch, Burl Ives, Valentine Zetlin, Ruth Axline, Nate Levine, Pete Seeger, John Dewey, Milton Axel, Josh Lieberman, Robert Binnewies, Benjamin Fielding, Aldo Leopold, David Brower, Robert Muller, Algernon Black, Henry Paley, John Cohen, Samuel Shacknowitz, Richard Schneider and all the Trailside Good Guys.

Here's the best article about me.
Here's the best article explaining my work.


by Allison Weeks

Fleeing oppression in Russia motivated Dr. Michael Cohen's grandparents to take full advantage of the freedom and liberties available in America. Relationships that sensibly supported life were sought, cherished and validated as being reasonable practices and an operating consciousness. He was raised in this atmosphere and his childhood exposure to natural areas helped him recognize their integrity and perfection in comparison to the environmental and social disorders he encountered in most human societies. He constantly elected to live, work and protect nature-connected relationships and natural areas.

At great risk to himself and his family, he conceived and founded nature based social and environmental education outdoor programs because they helped him make sense of his life and that of his constituents as well as support environmental protection.

Since 1959 Dr. Cohen has been teaching, researching and living in a wide variety of natural areas to discover how and why they influenced people in a good way. He created and manifested an accomplished, repeatable expedition education curriculum for conservation education and social responsibility in school groups which he then donated to the National Audubon Society and Lesley University. At his own expense, he then translated and published the highlights of that curriculum into an accredited backyard or backcountry, Nature connected, Natural Systems Thinking Process that anybody can use and teach via the internet or in local groups. He presently continues to develop, teach and promote the process which has been incorporated in four university progams and many other environmentally and socially responsible groups.

Dr. Cohen's work has the potential to make a positive, profound impact on the planet, including humanity. His process allows people to create moments that let Earth teach its non-verbal wisdom (it self-organizes, preserves and regenerates itself through attraction relationships, producing an optimum of life, diversity, and cooperative, balanced unity without producing garbage). Additionally, his simple reconnecting with nature activities have the ability to give rise to an increased awareness of personal connectedness to the web of life. Our choices and behaviors begin to reflect nature's wisdom, and support of the Web replaces personal greed and destructive personal, social, and environmental behaviors.

Is Dr. Cohen a maverick genius?


Akamai University, Hawaii, Ph.D. 2007, Applied Ecopsychology.

Clayton University, St. Louis, MO Ed.D. 1981 Environmental Psychology

Columbia University Teachers College, 1957 Guidance and Counseling Completed 103 units of graduate work

Columbia University Teachers College, M.A. equivalent, 1955, Guidance of Adolescents, Student Personnel Administration

Columbia University Teachers College, M.A. 1952, Natural Science Education

University of California, Berkeley B.A. 1951, Biology

City College of San Francisco, A.A. 1949, Biology
Alpha Pi Omega


Nature Education: 1959-1985 Participated as the founder and as a travel/study community member in the year round outdoor living and learning Expedition Education program of Outdoor Travel Camps, Trailside Country School and the National Audubon Society Expedition Institute.

Counselor training: 1953-58, Completed an Alexander Wolf control group therapy program.

Eagle Scout,1941-49, Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America, Alpha Pi Omega


2004-present. Faculty, West Coast University, Panama City, Republic of Panama.

2001-present. Institute of Applied Ecopsychology Director, Akamai University, Hawaii.

1995-2002 Department Chair, Applied Ecopsychology, Greenwich University, Hawaii

1995-Spring Adjunct Faculty, Applied Ecopsychology Antioch University, Seattle

1995-present Adjunct Faculty, Portland State University Graduate School of Extended Studies

1986-2014 Department Founder and Chair, Professor of Integrated Ecology, World Peace University/Institute of Global Education, Portland, Oregon.

Educator and Administrator, Founder and President of Project NatureConnect

1987-2001 Contributing Editor, Between the Species Journal of the Albert Schweitzer Center, Berkeley, CA. Writer of nature/psychology/education articles

1985 Conceiver of the National Audubon Society International Symposium IS THE EARTH A LIVING ORGANISM?

1985 Faculty, Guild of Tutors, International College, Los Angeles, CA

1984 Financed the legal assistance necessary to stop the development of the Pittston Oil Refinery in Eastport, Maine.

1983 Introduced State of Maine Legislative Document # 697, March 3, 1983, AN ACT to Establish a Numerical Whole Life Factor.

1978-1987 Founder and Director, Trailside Country School, Expedition Education and the National Audubon Society Expedition Institute program. Administrator, educator, curriculum design, student.

1978-1987 Adjunct Faculty Member, Lesley College Graduate School, Cambridge, MA. Instructor

1976-present Folk, Contra and Square Dance Caller and Musician (1999-present, Lead singer of the Sugar on the Floor folk group. 1996-present, Traditional song artist for the US National Park Service San Juan Island National Historical Site and the stage presentation "The Life and Times of General George Pickett.")

1977-78 Environmental Education Consultant, National Audubon Society

1969-78 Founder and Director, Trailside Country School, Administrator, educator, curriculum design, student.

1959-78 Founder and Director, Outdoor Travel Camps and Trailside Outdoor Programs, the expedition education pilot program of the National Audubon Society Expedition Institute.

1957-59 Executive Director, American Youth Hostels, Metropolitan New York Council, New York, NY

1955-57 Biology and Science Teacher, Dobbs Ferry High School, Dobbs Ferry, NY

1953-55 Chief of the Clinical Microscopy Section, 1st Army Medical Laboratory, New York, NY

1952-62 Vocalist and Musician, folk singing trio: The Shanty Boys, New York, NY

1952-57 Administrative Assistant, Camp Robinson Crusoe, Sturbridge, MA

1941-49 Eagle Scout, Assistant Scoutmaster, Great Neck, NY, Troop 10, Alpha Pi Omega, City College San Francisco

Membership in Professional Organizations:

      • National Association for Interpretation
      • Association For Experiential Education
      • North American Association for Environmental Education
      • Coalition for Education in the Out-of-Doors
      • Global Network of Environmental Education Centers
      • Alliance for Environmental Education


Keynote speaker at the national conferences of the:

      • North American Association of Environmental Education,
      • NY State Outdoor Education Association
      • Coalition for Education in the Out-of-Doors.
      • Award for Excellence in Interpretation, National Association for Interpretation
      • Distinguished World Citizen Award from World Peace University


Bold titles are books.

Cohen, M. J. (1966). 101 Plus Five Folk Songs for Camp. New York, NY: Oak Publications.

Cohen, M. J. (1967). TO HELL WITH SKIING: 64 Tragicomic Ski Songs. New York, NY: Oak Publications.

Cohen, M. J. (1968). Catalog of The Trailside Country School reprinted in Cohen, M. J. (1974) Chapter 2, OUR CLASSROOM IS WILD AMERICA. Freeport, Maine: Cobblesmith.

Cohen, M. J. (1974). OUR CLASSROOM IS WILD AMERICA. Freeport, Maine: Cobblesmith.

Cohen, M. J. (1978). ACROSS THE RUNNING TIDE. Freeport, Maine: Cobblesmith.

Cohen, M. J. (1980). The Environment as an Educator. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION REPORT. Washington, DC.

Cohen, M. J. (1982-A). The Lesson We Weren't Taught. NEW ENGLAND OUTDOORS, July. Boston, Massachusetts.

Cohen, M. J. (1982-B). The Bewilderment of Education. PROCEEDINGS Education for the Year 2010. World Future Society, Annapolis, MD.

Cohen, M. J. (1983-A). PREJUDICE AGAINST NATURE. Freeport, Maine: Cobblesmith.

Cohen, M. J. (1983-B). But One Breath Have All. THE INTERPRETIVE NATURALIST. Association of Interpretive Naturalists. New Jersey.

Cohen, M. J. (1984). Culture-Nature-Self Paradigm. JOURNAL OF INSTRUCTIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, Summer. Athens, Georgia.

Cohen, M. J. (1985). Releasing Prejudice Against Nature Through Environmental Education: The Expedition Institute Model. PROCEEDINGS: Is The Earth A Living Organism? National Audubon Society Expedition Institute, Sharon, CT.

Cohen, M. J. (1985) The Liberation of Self and Planet: Some Lessons From Nature's Classroom. ADVENTURE EDUCATION. Journal of The National Association for Outdoor Education. February. England.

Cohen, M. J. (1985). AS IF NATURE MATTERED: A NATURALIST GUIDED TOUR THROUGH HIDDEN VALLEYS OF YOUR MIND. National Audubon Society Expedition Institute, Sharon, CT.

Cohen, M. J. (1985) Education as if Nature mattered: Reaffirming Kinship with Planet Earth. Proceedings of the Bureau of Applied Sciences International Symposium on the Promotion of Unconventional Ideas in Science, Medicine and Sociology, November, Isle of Wight, UK

Cohen, M. J .(1986). Education as if Nature Mattered: Heeding the Wilderness Within. PROCEEDINGS of the Association for Experiential Education. September. Moodus, CT. Also accepted for publication by the JOURNAL OF INSTRUCTIONAL PSYCHOLOGY.

Cohen, M. J.(ed.) (1986). PROCEEDINGS of the 1985 international symposium Is The Earth A Living Organism? Sharon, Connecticut: The National Audubon Society.

Cohen, M. J. (1986). Organism Earth: The Gaia Hypothesis. THE ANIMAL'S AGENDA, November. Westport, Connecticut.

Cohen, M. J. (1986). Making Nature's Wisdom Public: The Affirmation of Planet Earth as a Living Organism. PROCEEDINGS of the North American Association for Environmental Education. September. Eugene, OR.

Cohen, M. J. (1986). Awakening a Ghost. THE COMMUNICATOR, Journal of the New York State Outdoor Education Association, December. Raquette Lake, NY.

Cohen, M. J.(1986). Education as of Nature Mattered: Reaffirming Kinship with the Living Earth. PROCEEDINGS: International Symposium on the Promotion of Unconventional Ideas in Science, Medicine and Sociology, ("The Maverick Genius Conference") Bureau of Applied Sciences, England.

Cohen, M. J.(1986). Letting Nature Speak: Honoring the Wilderness Within. PROCEEDINGS of the New York State Outdoor Education Association, October. Geneva, NY.

Cohen, M. J. (1986). Planet Earth As A Living Organism. THE CLEARWATER NAVIGATOR. Poughkeepsie, NY.

Cohen, M. J. (1986). Education as if Nature Mattered: Rebuilding Kinship with Planet Earth as a Living Organism. PROCEEDINGS of New England Alliance for Environmental Education, October. Plainfield, Vermont.

Cohen, M. J. (1987). Romancing a Planet, EARTH FIRST JOURNAL. Tucson, AZ.

Cohen, M. J. (1988). HOW NATURE WORKS. World Peace University Press, Eugene, Oregon.

Cohen, M. J. (1988). HOW NATURE WORKS. Stillpoint. Walpole, New Hampshire:

Cohen, M. J. (1988). Monkeywrenching Mainstream Education. EARTH FIRST JOURNAL. Tucson, AZ.

Cohen, M. J. (1988). The Fabric of Earth Kinship. POLLEN The Education Journal of the North American Bioregional Congress. Wilder, Kentucky. Sunrock.

Cohen, M. J. (1988). Earth Kinship: The Fabric of Personal and Global Balance. EARTH FIRST JOURNAL, December. Tucson, AZ.

Cohen, M. J. (1989). Connecting With Nature. HALO MAGAZINE April. Elmhurst, IL.

Cohen, M. J. (1989). Education As If Nature Mattered. COALITION FOR EDUCATION OUTDOORS JOURNAL, May. Cortland, NY.


Cohen, M. J.(1989-A). Lessons Learned Since Earth Day 1970. NATURE STUDY, The Journal of the American Nature Study Society. Newark, NJ.

Cohen, M. J.(1989-A). Earth Kinship: The Fabric of Personal and Global Balance. JOURNAL OF EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION. Spring. Boulder, CO.

Cohen, M. J. (1990-A). Progress: Teaching Peace To Children. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMANITIES AND PEACE. September. Flagstaff, AZ.

Cohen, M. J. (1990-B). With Justice For All Beings .BETWEEN THE SPECIES Journal of the Albert Schweitzer Center. May. Berkeley, CA.

Cohen, M. J. (1990-C). The War For Peace. CRANBROOK SCHOOL HERALD. June. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Cohen, M. J. (1991-A). The Fabric of Personal and Global Balance. LEGACY, The Journal of the National Association for Interpretation 1. Helena, Montana: Falcon Press.

Cohen, M. J. (1991-B). Leave It To Beavers. THE TRUMPETER, Journal of Ecosophy. Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Cohen, M. J. (1991-C). Integrating Feelings in Environmental Education. ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS. The Journal of the International Society of Naturalists; Baroda, India.

Cohen, M. J. (1991-D). SCHOOL SCIENCE REVIEW. The Journal of The Association for Science Education. December. England.

Cohen, M. J. (1991-E). Environmental Education's Rendezvous with Destiny. CLEARING #78, the Journal of The Environmental Education Project, Oregon City, Oregon.

Cohen, M. J. (1991-F). Peace and the Environment. THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMANITIES AND PEACE. June. Flagstaff, Arizona.

Cohen, M. J. (1991-G). Environmental Education's Rendezvous With Destiny. PROCEEDINGS, 19 and 20th Conferences of North American Association For Environmental Education, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Cohen, M. J. (1991-H). Making Sense With Nature. PROGRESS IN EDUCATION. Pune, India.

Cohen, M. J. (1991-I). Connect With Nature: Regenerate Personal and Global Balance. PROCEEDINGS, International Conference of the Association for Experiential Education, Lake Junalaska, North Carolina.

Cohen, M. J. (1991-J). Project NatureConnect. WORLD PEACE UNIVERSITY BULLETIN, Box 4112, Roche Harbor, Washington 98250.

Cohen, M. J. (1991-K). Integrating Nature's Balance. THE JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION v.22 #4, Washington, DC.

Cohen, M. J. (in press A). Making Sense With Nature. THE SCIENCE TEACHER Journal of the National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.

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Project NatureConnect


Feel free to contact me for consultations and further information on Project NatureConnect send email

P.O. Box 1605
Friday Harbor, Washington 98250
(360) 378-6313


What you can do:

The Orientation Course, below, responds to 32 critical life relationship questions. They are answered by enabling you to enjoy and then share online ten authentic, sensory, Nature connected attraction experiences over a 12 day to 11-week period.

Sign the Earth Day Petition for Peace on Earth Through Peace With Earth and put to use the Earth Day Activity. Join the Simultaneous Policy/Project NatureConnect program.




ORIENTATION COURSE: Psychological Elements of Global Citizenship
The Science of Connecting With the Web of Life
The Art of Thinking With Nature

An exciting, inexpensive ($150) blend of shared, online activity, information and training with credit optional. Learn by doing. Become a practitioner anywhere. This is a free course if it meets your needs, a transferable prerequisite for additional courses, degrees and participation. The course is our best, most complete and useful way to help nature restore the good nature of humanity in contemporary society. It opens new vistas in academics, counseling, careers, spirit and wellness, vistas that recycle and purify destructive thinking. Optional Credit $60.00



Einstein's World: Natural Attractions, Intelligences and Sanity A non-fiction, metaphor, book and reading course. It helps you reverse nature disconnection disorders from your home. You can take it, teach it and be paid, too. Book $15.00, Course $20.00. Optional Credit $42.00



FREE: Our Exploratory Course online enables you to sample the Natural Systems Thinking Process to learn, first hand, its thrust and benefits.



Project NatureConnect

Online Organic Psychology books, training and degree programs
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University of the Pacific
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