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Hollie McNish on the need to get children out of the classroom. I love her.

Spoken Words: Hollie McNish on the need to get children out of the classroom – video

Spoken word poet Hollie McNish performs Outside Education, about the importance of children learning in the real world, on school trips

In praise of the “invisible and powerful and uncontrollable and beautiful and possibly even unsuitable.”

Mary Oliver on Love and Its Necessary Wildness

Mary Oliver, Summer Photo by Molly Malone Cook, from Our World (Beacon Press,

Nature Play WA video on the importance of nature play and the negative effects of risk aversion that is common today.

Nature Play WA video on the importance of nature play and the negative effects of risk aversion that is common today.

Cedarsong Nature School was the first school in the United States to open a Forest Kindergarten based on the German model of Waldkindergartens or outdoor preschools. Cedarsong Nature School's philosophy is that children need to spend a large portion of their day outdoors to get the stimulation and natural learning experiences they are born to crave.

Cedarsong Nature School was the first school in the United States to open a Forest Kindergarten based on the German model of Waldkindergartens or outdoor preschools.

A while in the wild. Educating for environmental empathy

Sowing the Seeds of Place and Community-based Learning : CLEARING: A Resource Journal of Environmental and Place-based Education

Makes sense:  "One of the main drivers of engagement is this feeling of relevancy, the sense that what you are learning has a relationship to the real world..." Another interesting point: "...psychology researchers from Notre Dame point out, 'The right brain, which governs much of our self-regulation, creativity and empathy[...] grows through full-body experience.'"

Outdoor learning: Education’s next revolution?

Outdoor learning: Education’s next revolution? A growing body of research suggests that exposing students to nature could yield extraordinary results

let the children play: awesome outdoor play ideas from a forest school.

let the children play: outdoor play ideas from a forest school Petroc Fda Early Childhood Studies

Begeleide of zelfstandige activiteit - Schim

Outdoor shadow play with a sheet and light source. Combines nature with dramatic play/storytelling (verbal literacy) + movement (motor skills) + prop-making (process art).

Poet Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver in Maria Shriver's Women's Conference 2010 - Day 3

Mary Oliver: “The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.

Wentzscope with live paramecium changed every four days

Wentzscope with live paramecium changed every four days

The Outdoor Preschool Blog - Nurture through Nature : Love that you can see what daily life at a Forest Preschool looks like

The Outdoor Preschool Blog - Nurture through Nature : Love that you can see what daily life at a Forest Preschool looks like

Cedar Wright enjoys a view of the long way down, moments after getting the first ascent of the Virgin Tower in Enshi Grand Canyon National Park, China

Cedar Wright enjoys a view of the long way down, moments after getting the first ascent of the Virgin Tower in Enshi Grand Canyon National Park, China - The science of Awe -great read!

Flow Learning in a Forest Kindergarten

Flow Learning in a Forest Kindergarten at Cedarsong