The first six years of a child’s life are really important in their development. Being in nature ia a really dynamic place in which to learn.
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In the land of the free and the home of the brave, how can we expect to create innovative new learning environments for our students and prepare them to be meaningful contributors to the 21st century when they are locked in their schools with armed guards standing watch at the doors? How can this possibly be conducive to learning and creative thought? This is America – leader of the free world – and our children deserve better. We need to find a way to make it so.
First and foremost,…Continue
The call for inclusion of environmental education into our formal curriculum requirements has gained little ground for decades. However, with the advent of the web and digital technology, the parameters of possibilities have changed and children now have the world at their fingertips and environmental education delivered through digital media has the tremendous potential to transform their worldview.
Appreciation of the natural world was a high priority in my family and environmental…Continue
In just the past couple of weeks, the children-in-nature crisis has been featured in the New York Times, the LA Times, and on the BBC wireservice. Driven by the heroic work of Richard Louv, the Children & Nature Network, and many others, high profile media coverage is getting the word out. Childhood in this country is dysfunctional, even broken—and so too is our society. Rampant obesity, attention deficit disorder, and diabetes; depression, skyrocketing school dropout, and…Continue
Added by Scott D. Sampson on April 19, 2012 at 12:51pm — No Comments
I am looking for a list (or am interested in making a list) of Environmental Schools. If you are aware of a list, would you please comment on how I can get the list? In addition, if you know of, or work at an environmental school would you please comment with the name of the school, location, level and the number of years the school has been an environmental school.
I am interested in learning more about why some…Continue
Mission:Explore is a project that we in The Geography Collective started in 2008. Since then we've published three children's activity books and are currently working on our fourth. Each of these books are full of ideas to encourage more outdoor play and learning. A big part of what we do uses a much…Continue
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Looking for a unique and thrilling way to earn professional development credits?
Alaska Geographic's 2012 Teacher Trainings are now open for registration (including Discovery Southeast's Teacher Expeditions!)…
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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
Kids4Trees is pleased to announce its 2012 Spring Olympian Planting/Environmental Education School and Scout Program in and around 10 major US cities -- Los Angeles, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Denver/Aspen, Santa Fe, Jackson, MS., Boston, Tuskegee,…Continue
Added by Kids4Trees on October 30, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments
Over the past few years I've worked hard to overcome my fear of bugs. Not that I was deathly afraid or anything, but I'll admit that they really creeped me out. But, as I mentioned in an earlier blog post, my son Jack is extremely interested in bugs and seems to have a real knack for finding the coolest most colorful ones around. …Continue
Added by Holly A. Hunter on October 25, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments
LINDSAY LOVES TO CHASE SQUIRRELS.
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of sharing time outdoors with a class from Peachland Elementary. I was visiting the school to help promote the "Let's Go Outside Revolution". Schools and teachers can play a big part in helping children connect with nature. Here are just a few of the topics we will cover for the video series.
Blogger’s note: This commentary expands on the class…Continue
Added by Randy Eady on November 3, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments
The nation’s favourite choir boy, Gareth Malone, returned to our screens to complete a new mission - decreasing the literacy gap between the sexes. To do so he has used the outdoors and a range of
unconventional teaching methods. Malone believes that school is not dynamic enough for boys and that by making lessons fun,…
Added by Charley May on October 26, 2010 at 7:26am — No Comments
|Wilderness Tonic and EcoVentures by Randy Eady…|
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The last three months have been an exciting time for The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s outdoor education campaign, with us making significant steps forward in our aim to get outdoor education onto the National Curriculum.…
Added by Charley May on May 19, 2010 at 2:36am — No Comments