"Completely agree and would be very interested in hearing more about the research supporting this notion. We just built an outdoor classroom and nature trail behind my school. My fifth graders did the bulk of the work with the Audubon Society helping…"
"Love the Iditanature idea! I'm going to try to get it going in my school too. I have a fascination with the Iditarod as it is. Just wrote a novel where one of the characters is an Iditarod winner actually and another character is a nature…"
"Hi Christine! I recognize you. Welcome to C&NN. Glad you made it here and found the Natural Teachers Network. A lot of us have the same kinds of memories from childhood and want to make sure the next generation can have them, too. I hope you…"
"Hello, all. I just joined and am excited to chat with other folks focused on getting children outdoors again. I just read the IditaNature post and totally love the notion. I'm going to suggest it at my school tomorrow. At our K-5 elementary…"
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I'm a fifth grade teacher, a romance novelist, and an environmentalist. I believe the best thing we can do for the youth of our planet is get them connected to nature. It upsets me that I can go for a walk in my neighborhood right after school lets out and not see a single child playing outside. I remember my mother having to almost send a search party out to get my brother and I to come back into the house.
Hi Christine! I recognize you. Welcome to C&NN. Glad you made it here and found the Natural Teachers Network. A lot of us have the same kinds of memories from childhood and want to make sure the next generation can have them, too. I hope you find resources and camaraderie here and that we see a lot of you around the forum.