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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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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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
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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.
Added by Juliet Robertson on November 2, 2010 at 2:24pm — 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
Despite the Government’s best efforts to sugar coat the harsh reality of the country’s financial situation, the idea that the ‘Big Society’ will offer a meaningful solution is proving a bitter pill to swallow for many people. Only time will tell whether phrases such as “the Big Society - a smoke screen masking impending deep cuts” materialise into anything other than…Continue
Added by Charley May on September 13, 2010 at 8:49am — No Comments
Building the Biggest Butterfly Girl Fairy House for Charity (part 2)
Getting kids outside and connecting with nature couldn’t be more FUN!
Upon arrival the girls were spotting all the Butterfly Girls hanging in the trees.
Once everyone had arrived I handed out some chalk and asked the children to draw their favorite animal, bird or…Continue
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The UK Government have launched their plan for ‘Olympics style’ school games contests to introduce more children to the health and personal development benefits of competitive sport, backed by £10 million of National Lottery funding. I’m delighted; a renewed focus on young…Continue
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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
A focus on trolls can be a lot of fun. Trolls are part of Scandinavian folklore and any child who has read the films or read the Harry Potter books knows a little about trolls. This posting is the latest on I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!…Continue
Added by Juliet Robertson on February 6, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments