July 23, 2015

It’s ironic that time outside during the school day has been reduced to allow more time

for standardized test preparation when it’s that very time outdoors

that could create higher test scores.

Back to School: Back Outside!

Kevin Coyle, National Wildlife Federation Vice Pr...

As one scientist puts it, we can now assume that just as children need good nutrition

and adequate sleep, they may very well need contact with nature.

Last Child In the Woods

Richard Louv

 

Science is increasingly demonstrating that by not getting outdoors, kids are missing...

June 30, 2015

Decoding the human genome was impressive…But a child playing in the woods?

That simple, time-honored image is at once magical, and powerful, and inspiring.

Nature Play and Learning Places, Robin C. Moore

 

With the increasing focus on children’s education and health issues...

June 19, 2015

Due to budget cuts, my 5th grade class didn't get to go to outdoor school. To this day I feel like I missed out. At the time, my sadness was most likely fueled by jealousy. (Cue the "It's not fair! They got to go, why can't I?" discussion with my parents...)

 

But today,...

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