Randy Eady's Blog – February 2011 Archive (3)

Creative, Celebratory Experience of Nature and Ancient Customs

 

Engage younger and older people in gardening by constructing a labyrinth from flower bulbs.



The labyrinth can provide a unique, facilitated alternative to traditional playground activity, and the process promotes planning, collaborating and sustainable community connection.



Organize a planting, and enjoy the labyrinth as a temporary and beautiful construction that can be mowed after the bulbs…
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Added by Randy Eady on February 11, 2011 at 4:53pm — 1 Comment

Conference on the Value of Play --Layers in Another Clear Deficit

Those of us operating in relation to Park and Rec facilites with ample outdoor features are often lucky enough to get to see how kids thrive and grow through playful interaction with nature and each other.

Though, as we know only too well, most children aren’t getting outdoors enough, and that is creating a “play (as well as nature) deficit.”

Next week, a couple of hundred experts gather at Clemson University to explore the distinctive value of play.

The Conference on…

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Added by Randy Eady on February 4, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Using Nature as the Great Equalizer

Losing Oneself in School; Retaining Balance Through Nature



When children enter school, they bring with them their natural capacity for surveying the land and making meaning.  But for many children, school means leaving some of themselves behind and disconnecting from a natural world of movement and lots of self-directed stimulation. Plenty of the school curriculum requires children to meet task demands that don't relate to…
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Added by Randy Eady on February 3, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

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