The purpose of this assignment is to get you to begin thinking about your relationship with Nature and the values and attitudes you have related to Nature.

Where did those values, beliefs, and attitudes originate?
Think back to your childhood and try to recall your experiences with and in Nature. Describe animals, places, activities and people from your personal history that have influenced your relationship with Nature.

You should describe both positive and negative experiences since both may have influenced your current values. When you are thinking about your personal childhood history try to recall sensations, feelings and thoughts associated with your memories.

Did you have a special place in Nature that you were particularly attached to?
Did you give that special place a name? What did that place mean to you?
Relate your childhood memories to your current views, values, and beliefs about nature.