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Green Teacher 102, Spring 2014

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Why a Nature Kindergarten? by Claire Warden

No matter where or for how long, young children stand to benefit from spending extended time outdoors

Embodying Permaculture by Matthew Bibeau and Kelly Hogan

Once a buzzword amongst the gardening community, the principles of permaculture are now being applied to early childhood education

Ten Steps for Starting a Nature Preschool by Jessica Pierson

Keen on the idea of starting a nature preschool? Not so fast. These ten suggestions detail what you need to know before moving ahead

Risk Assessing Outdoor Areas by Rosa Barcotti

Young students learn to assess their own abilities and limitations by playing on an icy snow hill

Look Up and Listen  by Catherine Koons Hubbard (free article)

Preschool students find peace and serenity in the woods

The Kinder-Gardeners by Mark DeBoer (free article)

It hasn’t been easy getting going but here’s a dynamic outdoor kindergarten in a public school smack dab in the middle of the fourth largest city in North America

Marvelous Migration by Michael J. Caduto

Exploring the seasonal movements of birds through story and science

Developing Character through Ancient Wisdom by Cheri Isgreen

Use Aboriginal and historical knowledge to develop character and a sense of community among students of all ages

Where Does the Plastic Go? by Christopher D. Murakami, Suleyman Cite, Dane L. Schaffer, and Troy Sadler

Using Socio-Scientific Issues in the classroom to study plastic pollution in the ocean and the physical properties of plastics

Let Peter Rabbit Play in the Garden by Kelly Johnson

Using Beatrix Potter to integrate ecological literacy into elementary classrooms

Creating School Gardens that Last by Jennica Skoug and Beth Hanna

Wellness policies can help ensure school gardens remain vibrant and vital long into the future

Tackling Invasive Species Using Citizen Science by Sarah Morrisseau and Christine Voyer

An online network of thousands of students and teachers can extend scientist’s otherwise limited research and monitoring efforts

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