Now at the end of their fellowship year, the fifteen Merwin Creative Teaching Fellows are reflecting back on a transformational program that brought them together on Maui’s North Shore for mini-residences in W.S. Merwin’s garden twice, first with poets Naomi Shihab Nye and Cathy Song in June 2018, and again in April 2019 with indigenous environmental scientist and author Robin Wall Kimmerer.
These Hawai‘i educators have been reflecting on W.S. Merwin’s poetry, ecological stewardship, and ways of living–especially his emphasis on valuing attention and imagination–and designing ways to bring these habits of mind into the lives of their 1,500 students throughout the state. The result of these studies, conversations, and reflections has culminated into a curated digital anthology for teachers edited and designed by Conservancy staff and our partners at The Creative Core.
Now, teachers around the world can access and use these lessons, thereby bringing the teachings of the garden to classrooms everywhere.
To download* the Fellows’ Anthology for Teachers, please share your email address below.
*The Anthology is receiving it’s finishing touches – please complete the form below and you’ll be emailed with the link to download as soon as it’s ready for you!