outdoor education

Front cover of Asphalt to Ecosystems

Asphalt to Ecosystems bok cover

Front cover of Asphalt to Ecosystems

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A comprehensive, color-photo-illustrated guidebook to creating living schoolyards, authored by Sharon Gamson Danks. Case studies from North America, Scandinavia, Japan, and Great Britain demonstrate natural outdoor teaching environments that support hand-on learning in science, math, language, and art in ways that nurture healthy imagination and socialization. Read more

Image of Jack's Extraordinary Pack of Adventure Children's Book Cover

Jack's Extraordinary Pack of Adventure - Children's Outdoor Education Book

Image of Jack's Extraordinary Pack of Adventure Children's Book Cover

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Jack's tired of his hikes being so short, so hum-drum, and so blahhhhh. Jack discovers that when he packs what he needs for the outdoors, he is free to enjoy nature, and to see the adventure in what he finds. Jack learns about the value of being prepared, and exactly what he needs to spend more time in nature. Read more

EARTH SEASONED: #GapYear

EARTH SEASONED: #GapYear

EARTH SEASONED: #GapYear

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EARTH SEASONED: #GapYear is the inspiring story of five young urban women who spend a gap year between high school and college living semi-primitively in a remote mountainside wilderness in Oregon. Read more

'Cultivating Kids' documentary

'Cultivating Kids' documentary

'Cultivating Kids' documentary

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CULTIVATING KIDS features a school farm on South Whidbey Island, WA, and shows that a garden can be a valuable addition to the curriculum while encouraging a healthy diet. Read more

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In the full-color Learning Is in Bloom, teachers and caregivers will find 40 hands-on activities effective in engaging young children in investigating nature, both indoors and outdoors, on the school grounds, and on excursions around the neighborhood. Read more

Feature Story

This month, the outdoor education journal Taproot published this interview with Natural Start's director. Read more

Member Spotlight

Outdoor education specialist Amy Beam shares the nature awareness programs she's developed in Maryland. Read more

Photo by Lesley Romanoff, Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School

Feature Story

A cooperative nursery school shares tips for how to engage parents, teachers, and children in learning in the outdoors. Read more

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