This partnership between a first-grade teacher and a retired environmental educator brought children outdoors to investigate nature with the help of new digital tools.
Are nature-based programs possible in public school settings? Several teachers give us new hope that public schools can use the forest as a classroom.
Could the push to get more children into preschool set us back in terms of connecting children to nature, encouraging creative play-based education, and building a love of learning?
At Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten on Vashon Island, Washington, the forest is the classroom.
Loose parts stimulate creative play, and nature is one of the best sources for low-cost, high-value loose parts.
Environmental education and STEM education overlap significantly when teaching young children. For both types of education, getting outside to explore the natural world are central features.
A new partnership between the Irvine Nature Center and the Ark Preschool that serves homeless children in Baltimore, Maryland, aims to give homeless children and their parents a place and time to take a break in nature.