Weathering time : Walking with young children in a changing climate

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Rooney, Tonya. (2019). Weathering time : Walking with young children in a changing climate. Children's Geographies. 17(2), pp. 177-189. https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2018.1474172
AuthorsRooney, Tonya
Abstract

Children growing up today face a multitude of climate-related challenges, requiring a capacity for creative and ethical modes of attending to both the known and unknown effects of a changing climate. In response to these challenges, I explore the potential in children’s weathering encounters, as observed during an ethnographic research project titled Walking with Wildlife in Wild Weather Times. In particular, I consider the various ways children engage with the weather and what this reveals about our (human) interconnections and minglings with the weather world. In this paper, I focus specifically on the temporal dimensions of child/weather encounters. My aim is to show that taking the time with children to slow down and attend to the elemental affects in the world, can reveal a weathered entanglement of past, present and future and a foundation for a curious and open attentiveness in responding to the climate challenges ahead.

Keywordsearly childhood; weathering; climate change; time-space; walking; environmental education
Year2019
JournalChildren's Geographies
Journal citation17 (2), pp. 177-189
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1473-3277
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2018.1474172
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85061094382
Research or scholarlyResearch
Page range177-189
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Online14 May 2018
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Accepted04 Apr 2018
Deposited13 Jan 2022
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