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Posts tagged ‘outdoor learning’

Secondary Science Outdoors

How high school science teachers include outdoor activities in their lessons

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Plug Kids in to Nature

Bring nature back to elementary aged children by way of a Forest School

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To Unplug or Plug In

Adopting the right mobile digital technologies to enhance environmental education

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The Giving of the Gardens

Inspiring a new year of growth by sharing garden accomplishments with next year’s gardeners

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“Shoot” down nature-deficit disorder!

“Shoot” down nature-deficit disorder with digital cameras

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Science in Season

Starting from what they know, k-8 students can become classroom phenologists with these observational activities.

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Envisioning a Nature Kindergarten

The story of the first nature kindergarten in a public school in British Columbia

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Outside the Classroom, Adventure Awaits

How the study of trees, life cycles, and relationships within ecosystems can encourage environmental awareness and action

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Step Outside For Learning

A description of how an elementary school made student-led outdoor learning part of their everyday curriculum, and how this has benefited student learning, collaboration between staff and students in different grades, overall morale in the school, and community collaborations.

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Last Child in the Woods, First Book in the Field

A critical appraisal of the enormous impact of Richard Louv’s 2005 book Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.

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Letterboxing

A multi-disciplinary treasure hunt that helps young people learn about the landscape around them.

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Exploring the Twin Landscapes of Biophilic Learning

These nine mini-activities for all ages help enrich our relationship with nature and with others by tapping our innate need as human creatures to affiliate with the habitats, creatures, and processes of the natural world.

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Field Trips: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

One of the most common mistakes made by a classroom teacher when teaching outdoors is to forget to adapt the teaching techniques and structures used successfully in the classroom. This article recounts the story of a disastrous field trip, the lessons learned, and the steps taken to turn things around.

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A Recipe for Outdoor Classroom Management

A three-step process for preparing yourself and your students for the joys and challenges of learning outdoors.

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Georgia’s Outdoor Classroom Symposium

How Georgia educators have developed the most successful outdoor classroom movement on the continent.

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