David Sobel, a celebrated educator and writer who advances and promotes the philosophy of place-based education. By helping to establish the reciprocal relationships between our environments, our schools and our communities, David teaches us an educational approach that enhances student achievement, revitalizes our schools and communities, and promotes human and ecological health.
David is a Senior Faculty member of the Education Department at Antioch University New England, and consults and speaks widely on child development and place-based education to schools, environmental organizations, and the National Park Service. He has authored seven books and more than 60 articles on children and nature for educators, parents, environmentalists, and school administrators. David was recognized as one of the Daring Dozen educational leaders in the United States in 2007 by Edutopia magazine, and he has served on the editorial boards of Encounter, Community Works Journal, and Orion.