Glenn Edney

Ngunguru, NZ, [ECE facilitator, Environmental educator, NaturePlay NZ]

Workshop title: "We live on an Ocean Planet"

Ninety nine percent of the molecules in every cell of our bodies are water molecules: we are water beings within an Ocean world. And yet we treat water and the Ocean as separate from ourselves. This great separation sickness robs us of our conscious connection to the animating force of the living breathing world. Re-animating this conscious connection is the best antidote we can give children who are growing up with a two-dimensional 'screen shot" of the natural world. Using a phenomenological approach we will explore techniques and practices we can use to help our children discover their watery roots.

Personal Bios: Glenn Edney is an Ocean ecologist, underwater naturalist, professional diver, sailor, teacher and author. He has been exploring the Ocean and interacting with Ocean life for more than 30 years.
Glenn has an MSc in Holistic Science from Schumacher College and Plymouth University in the UK. He studied Gaia theory under the tutorledge of James Lovelock collaborator, Dr. Stephan Harding, as well as Complexity and Chaos theory as they apply to ecological systems. His ongoing research is primarily focused on understanding the Ocean as a living system, bringing together traditional indigenous Ocean knowledge and modern scientific ecological understanding. Grounded within an animistic worldview, he brings a phenomenological, qualitative approach to his work.

Glenn Edney