outdoor education

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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

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This book is designed to initiate dialog between parents and educators, and their kids, to get children thinking critically about what it means to be prepared, and invites them to share their perspective on planning for the outdoors. In this action-filled, outdoor education adventure book with bright illustrations to satisfy little eyes, Jack learns a thing or two about being prepared for safety, protection and emergencies in nature. Read more

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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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