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New e-book From Andrea Gordon and Toronto Star

Forest Kids: Why the Modern Classroom is Moving Outside By Andrea Gordon Forest schools have long flourished in Scandinavia, Germany and Britain. They are places where children learn through free play, movement and hands-on experience in nature. Now, Canada is exploring the benefits of outdoor learning. Sangster Elementary in Colwood, B.C., launched its joyous Nature Kindergarten last fall, and now outdoor preschools, kindergartens…See More
Jul 14, 2013
Zach commented on Kari's blog post New e-book From Andrea Gordon and Toronto Star
"This sounds like a great book. Especially because I'm planning to eventually open an outdoor oriented preschool. Thanks."
Jul 14, 2013
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New e-book From Andrea Gordon and Toronto Star

Forest Kids: Why the Modern Classroom is Moving Outside By Andrea Gordon Forest schools have long flourished in Scandinavia, Germany and Britain. They are places where children learn through free play, movement and hands-on experience in nature. Now, Canada is exploring the benefits of outdoor learning. Sangster Elementary in Colwood, B.C., launched its joyous Nature Kindergarten last fall, and now outdoor preschools, kindergartens…See More
Jun 25, 2013
Kari commented on Chip Donahue's group C&NN Natural Families Network
"Hi all, Forest Kids: Why the Modern Classroom is Moving Outside By Andrea Gordon Forest schools have long flourished in Scandinavia, Germany and Britain. They are places where children learn through free play, movement and hands-on experience in…"
Jun 25, 2013
Kari commented on Children & Nature Network's group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Hi all, Here is a new e-book From Andrea Gordon and The Star. Forest Kids: Why the Modern Classroom is Moving Outside By Andrea Gordon Forest schools have long flourished in Scandinavia, Germany and Britain. They are places where children learn…"
Jun 25, 2013
Cheryl Procaccini aka Birdsong replied to Kari's discussion Music and the outdoors in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Hi Kari. If you are looking for songs that connect children to nature, I am a children's singer/songwriter with a collection of nature songs for children. The songs are both fun and educational, with catchy melodies and lively rhythm. They are…"
Feb 12, 2013
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Feb 12, 2013
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Online show and chat with Leonore 13.02.13 09-10 PM EST

Grab a glass of wine, cup of hot chocolate or whatever you fancy and join us on our 4th online event on how to embrace winter and get your family outdoors.What will happen when founder of the Freerangekids.com meets Polar Bear Mom to talk about getting kids outdoors?…See More
Feb 12, 2013
Jeff Wolin replied to Kari's discussion Music and the outdoors in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Hi, My name is Jeff Wolin and I am a Park Ranger in Colorado. The National Park Service just released a CD called, "Songs for Junior Rangers," and it was designed to use the power of music to help connect to the outdoors (also…"
Feb 4, 2013
Carla Gull replied to Kari's discussion Music and the outdoors in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"We do a different topic each week. I scour the Internet for related songs and fingerplays. Would love to see some good basic compilations on outdoor themes."
Jan 30, 2013
Nkrumah Frazier replied to Kari's discussion Music and the outdoors in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Check out the Blues Rangers.  All of the members of the band are foresters!!!  http://www.myspace.com/thebluesrangers"
Dec 5, 2012
Kari replied to Kari's discussion Music and the outdoors in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Thanks Juliet for great resources. "
Dec 4, 2012
Juliet Robertson replied to Kari's discussion Music and the outdoors in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Hi Kari I tend to buy books and CDs that have songs about native animals, trees, birds, etc. Have a look and ask Debbie Clements on here Facebook page "Rainbows within…"
Dec 4, 2012
Kari replied to Dave Room's discussion Does the Nature Connection movement need a Soundtrack?
"Thanks Suz for recommending  this  article to me, yes I agree music is sure powerful. We also made a song with Angelo Oddia and a youtube video that did get a lot of hits on youtube. Check it out here :…"
Dec 2, 2012
Kari's blog post was featured

Online chat and show about Recess ! Wednesday 28 th of November from 9.00- 10.00 PM EST

Join us for a glass of wine, or whatever you fancy, for our third online talk show and Facebook chat. We will be talking about recess. Topics will include:  Recess punishment (teachers taking recess away from kids because they have not done their homework or behaved well). The different policies as to what inclement weather is, and how it varies from region to region in North America. Last we…See More
Nov 28, 2012
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Online chat and show about Recess ! Wednesday 28 th of November from 9.00- 10.00 PM EST

Join us for a glass of wine, or whatever you fancy, for our third online talk show and Facebook chat. We will be talking about recess. Topics will include:  Recess punishment (teachers taking recess away from kids because they have not done their homework or behaved well). The different policies as to what inclement weather is, and how it varies from region to region in North America. Last we…See More
Nov 27, 2012

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Kari is not a professional tree hugger though she is a proud wildcrafter. She is an urban mother, librarian and classically trained chef championing the benefits exposure to nature gives children.

Kari is a love refuge from Norway. She moved to Canada to join her filmmaker husband and raise their children in Toronto. Being that Kari is Norwegian, her husband is from Florida and they live in Canada she likes to call three places her home. Norway, Florida and Canada. Her education and different cultural background gives her a unique perspective on culture, nature lifestyle and parenting.

She speaks Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and English, speaks and understand some German and understands enough French to never go hungry in Paris.

She is so passionate about getting kids outside, Kari made it is her business. When looking for inspirational ideas about the natural world in magazines and online she found very little. Her passion turned into a business idea. She has set out to make an exciting website connecting children with nature for adults and kids.
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http://www.activekidsclub.com/
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New e-book From Andrea Gordon and Toronto Star

Forest Kids:

Why the Modern Classroom is Moving Outside


By Andrea Gordon

Forest schools have long flourished in Scandinavia, Germany and Britain. They are places where children learn through free play, movement and hands-on experience in nature. Now, Canada is exploring the benefits of outdoor learning. Sangster Elementary in…

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Posted on June 25, 2013 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

Online show and chat with Leonore 13.02.13 09-10 PM EST

Grab a glass of wine, cup of hot chocolate or whatever you fancy and join us on our 4th online event on how to embrace winter and get your family outdoors.

What will happen when founder of the Freerangekids.com meets Polar Bear Mom to talk about getting kids outdoors?…

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Posted on February 12, 2013 at 9:30am

Online chat and show about Recess ! Wednesday 28 th of November from 9.00- 10.00 PM EST

Join us for a glass of wine, or whatever you fancy, for our third online talk show and Facebook chat. We will be talking about recess. Topics will include:  Recess punishment (teachers taking recess away from kids because they have not done their homework or behaved well). The different policies as to what inclement weather is, and how it varies from region to region in North America. Last we…

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Posted on November 27, 2012 at 10:03am

Outdoor playgroup chat Monday 23th of January time 8.30- 10.00 pm (EST)

Much has been said about outdoor playgroups in mainstream media and online. I think it is time to have a chat about outdoor playgroups. This is a chat for anyone who is doing an outdoor playgroup or would like to start one. We will be sharing information and our frustrations, in the end we will talk about outdoor ideas for Valentine’s Day.

Meet some of our outdoor playgroup leaders,…

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Posted on January 20, 2012 at 8:43am

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At 6:33am on March 8, 2011, Katharina Stieffenhofer said…

Hi Kari,

If you also have an interest in school gardening as a way to get kids outside, re-connect with nature and develop healthier life-style habits - please see

http://andthisismygarden.com

thanks,

Katharina

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At 10:11am on May 9, 2010, Juliet Robertson said…
Hi Kari

I've just been asked to create an "International C&NN Connect" group so please do stop by and say hello there. It will provide a place for people to share news, views, ideas and activities from all over the world http://childrenandnature.ning.com/group/internationalcnnconnect

Oh yes...and the Scotland group welcomes members from all over the world too. It will give you a wee insight into what's happening in this country about children and nature.

Best wishes
Juliet
At 12:00am on November 9, 2009, Carmen Field said…
Hi Kari,
I do hope you can make to Anchorage to visit your family someday...if you do, I'm just 250 miles down the highway (not exactly close by, but a gorgeous road trip through the mountains). You might tell your family in Anchorage that Martin LeBlanc is speaking to the general public there about the health benefits of kids playing outdoors this week - Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7pm at the Spenard Recreation Center. It'll be a great presentation and they're going to make trail mix and have awesome door prizes from REI. He'll be in Alaska all week and doing presentations here in Homer and also in Fairbanks. Can't wait! Cheers, Carmen
At 1:57am on November 8, 2009, Juliet Robertson said…
Hello Kari

I just thought I'd drop by and say hello as I used to live in Ontario and work at one of outdoor centres that serves TDSB. I hope all's well in Toronto and the Mountain Equipment Coop is going from strength to strength - I still have gear I bought there 13 years ago!

Best wishes
Juliet
At 10:55pm on October 28, 2009, Carmen Field said…
Hi Kari, Where are your family in AK? Here in Homer our community coalition is called Connecting Children with Nature in Homer (pretty original, eh?). Our town has had a movement since 2007, but this group's been active just one year. To date we've had a Homer Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights and annual Kids Outdoor Day declared by Mayoral proclamation; have done a bunch of outreach to Rotary, health care professionals, schools, and public via annual Health Fair, OpEd pieces, and radio call-in show; collaborated with EE providers on Kids in Nature workshops for parents/caregivers, and now have a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/richard.louv#/group.php?gid=143156071365&ref=mf. We're super excited about having Martin LeBlanc come to Homer in 2 weeks to speak to our high school students on the Natural Leaders Network, and physicians, hospital staff, and general public on the health-related benefits of nature play. Right now I'm organizing a family ice fishing event for February, which should be tons of fun in the Great White North :o)
At 5:44pm on October 27, 2009, Caro Webster said…
Yes, the relentless of parenting becomes more apparent when you have two in tow! mine are both at school now and becoming more independent every day. sometimes i miss having a bub about but then i think 'nappies' and am pleased i'm free of that phase ;) xx
At 10:35pm on October 26, 2009, Caro Webster said…
Hey Kari! good to see you here! how's your bub doing? xx
 
 
 

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