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OUTDOOR SPACES & CLASSROOMS When children and nature mix, something magical happens. I am fortunate to witness that magic every day in our outdoor classrooms. With Spring time just around the corn…

OUTDOOR SPACES & CLASSROOMS

When children and nature mix, something magical happens. I am fortunate to witness that magic every day in our outdoor classrooms.

With Spring time just around the corner, what better time to start thinking about creating an Outdoor Space or Classroom.…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on February 3, 2014 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Nature Workshops for Early Childhood Educators

SPRING April/May/June

How to Actively Engage Children with Nature through Art.

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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Added by Marghanita Hughes on February 27, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments

We Want To Learn Outdoors

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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…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on December 14, 2011 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Creativity - Learning Outdoors

"Creativity," says Ken Robinson, "is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status."







Creativity involves putting your imagination to work.



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Being Creative In Nature - Trees and Leaves



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Added by Marghanita Hughes on September 15, 2011 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

What's Your Childs Favourite Outdoor Activity?

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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.

  • Bringing nature to the classroom.
  • Green your schoolyard - start a vegetable…
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Added by Marghanita Hughes on May 31, 2011 at 11:59am — 2 Comments

Children and Nature Give Joy to All

Building the Biggest Butterfly Girl Fairy House for Charity (part 2)



Getting kids outside and connecting with nature couldn’t be more FUN!



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Upon arrival the girls were spotting all the Butterfly Girls hanging in the trees.



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Once everyone had arrived I handed out some chalk and asked the children to draw their favorite animal, bird or…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on September 8, 2010 at 10:06pm — No Comments

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