Last month, whilst back home in Scotland, I heard about a primary teacher from Peebles who was running forest school classes. I was intrigued how she was able to incorporate such classes into the school curriculum and wanted to learn more. Here is my short interview I had with the wonderful and inspiring Annie Edgar. (Later in the week, I was fortunate to visit the forest where Annie holds the classes. I took my niece and nephews with me. We had the most magical time and…Continue
Added by Marghanita Hughes on December 14, 2011 at 12:35pm — No Comments
by Laura Duffey, PLT State Coordinator for Minnesota, originally for PLT's Branch Newsletter in 2010
Early Childhood (from Marlee Meshbesher, preschool teacher at St. David’s Center near…Continue
Added by George Jefferson on December 9, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments
On the trail, children can learn patience, goal setting, self-sufficiency and self-confidence, all while increasing their attention spans, so challenged these days by fast-moving, action-packed television programs and video games. The physical challenge of the journey and of reaching a summit or an incredible destination generates a supreme sense of achievement in adult and child alike.
Hiking encourages creative, imaginative play. The television set and today's video games…Continue
Added by Rob Bignell on December 7, 2011 at 8:03am — No Comments
Backyard Planet: Two Kids, a Globetrotting Ecologist, and a Series of Unnatural Events!
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To help address a staggering divide between children and the outdoors,Backyard Planet combines entertaining…Continue
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