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Teacher Development Conference set to Re-Inspire Classrooms across the Colorado Plateau

PLATEAU Conference – STEAMING Across the Plateau

March 5 – 6

Canyon Country Discovery Center

Monticello, UT

 

Four Corners School of Outdoor Education presents the annual PLATEAU…

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Added by Lyndie Bradshaw on January 25, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

STEM Investigations for Sustainable Schools - FREE!

Registration is now open for STEM Investigations for Sustainable Schools: Those wishing to obtain graduate credit from Lebanon Valley College can participate in the hybrid course which includes online coursework and a Saturday field workshop. Educators and Community members are welcome to attend the Saturday field workshops for free or receive Act 48 hours for a small registration fee. Sign up for one session…

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Added by Kim Tesoriero on January 11, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten Emergent Curriculum - December

Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten Newsletter - December 2015

By Erin Kenny ©2015

 

December in the forest was dark and foggy. We had several of the coldest days so far, with temperatures in the low 30’s (Fahrenheit). Our teachers had to work diligently to make sure the children stayed warm. We also kept open communication with the parents about what clothing was working and what was not. Because children this age (2-5 years old) are so tactile, they kept wanting to take off…

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Added by Erin Kenny on January 3, 2016 at 11:44am — No Comments

Learning to Read in Nature

https://youtu.be/e_2xZm3wM-g

Added by Deanna Fahey on January 1, 2016 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Learning About Air and Water Flow

https://youtu.be/4OtKLtPDMAE

Added by Deanna Fahey on December 6, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Capillary Action and Needle Ice

https://youtu.be/XAIfCXSAwMc

Added by Deanna Fahey on December 1, 2015 at 8:48am — No Comments

Learning at a Dairy Farm

https://youtu.be/DI1kuraW7To

Added by Deanna Fahey on November 29, 2015 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten Emergent Curriculum - October

Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten Emergent Curriculum - October 2015

Compiled from our daily nature journal entries throughout each month to document the learning

 

By Erin Kenny ©2015

 Although we had more rain this month, the temperatures stayed quite warm resulting in an explosion of mushrooms in the forest. The children were genuinely excited each time they discovered a mushroom and of course our teachers modeled their own authentic wonder and curiosity too. We…

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Added by Erin Kenny on November 24, 2015 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten Emergent Curriculum - September

Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten Emergent Curriculum - September 2015

Compiled from our daily nature journal entries throughout each month to document the learning

By Erin Kenny ©2015

The weather this month has been warm enough for many of the kids to strip off most of their layers including their footwear. It was only towards the end of the month that we began to notice signs of autumn. When we asked the kids how they knew the season had changed, they responded…

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Added by Erin Kenny on November 24, 2015 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Children and Nature contributed to my Healing

I apologize that I have been so delinquent on my Blog posts. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last May and, after surgery, underwent 6 months of chemotherapy. I am finally finished with the chemo and it was grueling but the prognosis looks really good.

Now, I am back out in the forest with the forest kindergarten kids and it is supporting my healing immensely. Being in nature is profoundly therapeutic for me; and, I believe, for all humans. The slower pace of nature, the natural…

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Added by Erin Kenny on November 24, 2015 at 6:16pm — No Comments

A Day at a Dairy Farm

https://youtu.be/0-HKkNao-NE

Added by Deanna Fahey on November 24, 2015 at 1:43pm — No Comments

A Day at a Dairy Farm

https://youtu.be/0-HKkNao-NE

Added by Deanna Fahey on November 24, 2015 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Play Dough In Nature

https://youtu.be/1GG-U-X5xvA

Added by Deanna Fahey on November 16, 2015 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Natural Manipulative's for Learning

https://youtu.be/dYM_ELLQ35o

Added by Deanna Fahey on November 13, 2015 at 7:57am — No Comments

Step by Step with Autism

I signed up my Boy Scout son for the hiking merit badge. It’s one of the merit badges required for Eagle rank. Because of my son’s autism, I don’t know if he’ll ever be able to complete all the Eagle requirements, but this checks off one that I was confident he could complete.

Hiking is actually an option –…

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Added by Bernard Adelsberger on October 27, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Forest Bathing and Foraging

Forest Bathing and Foraging…

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Added by Sarah Stockley on October 19, 2015 at 8:49am — No Comments

URGENT: Voices Needed to Save Olympic National Park from warfare training.

Dear C&NN enthusiasts,

URGENT ALERT!

The US Navy wants to turn Washington State's Olympic Peninsula, home to Olympic National Park, into a training range for "Electronic Warfare". They plan to use the skies over Olympic National Park for  squadrons of fighter jets to practice "warfare maneuvers" 8-16 hours a day, permanently.The only thing that will turn this around is a national public outcry. We have only a couple of weeks before the Forest Service makes…

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Added by Annie Harrison on September 18, 2015 at 9:13pm — 1 Comment

The Need for Deep Ecology Education

I've been writing extensively on this topic which is at the core of my artwork. This is an urgent and fascinating theme whch needs to be put into practice, discussed and shared as widely as possible. For some insights on the meaning given to Deep Ecology and how it relates to child education, you can write me or read some of my posts in English on the Pulse page at LinkedIn:…

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Added by Robert Rajabally on September 16, 2015 at 7:21am — No Comments

Discover Nature Awareness (DNA)

http://pathfinder-uk-shop.yolasite.com/

Added by Vera Hung on September 7, 2015 at 9:20pm — No Comments

International School Grounds Alliance (ISGA)

http://www.greenschoolyards.org/

Added by Vera Hung on September 1, 2015 at 7:20pm — No Comments

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