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Free-Range Kids

Recently finished reading Free-Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy. Borrowed this one from the library as per being environmentally friendly. The book argues for giving children more freedom and unsupervised time in contrast to today’s more typical ‘helicopter parenting’. 278 more words

Nature and Madness Review

As time goes on I think more and more about a book on human development that was never even categorized as a book on psychology or pedagogy in any bookstore or library. 1,151 more words

Feral Kids Wanted...

“Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child in nature.”

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Spirituality and the natural world

While I prepare for some big posts on this blog, I finished the book “Last Child in the Woods” by Richard Louv. The final part of his book delves into spirituality and nature. 276 more words

Entertaining Kids: Using Nature As A Classroom

“Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child in nature.”

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Tell Them Stories! ~ An Interview with Science Teacher and Aviculturist, Jason Crean

Yesterday evening at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, during our final STEM Institute follow-up session of the year, I had the privilege of chatting with one of ten 2016 Golden Apple Award winners, a 2009 Presidential Award Winner (presented by President Obama), the President Elect of the Illinois Science Teachers Association, and a guy who built a 300 square foot aviary on the back of his house. 1,095 more words

5 Ways to Get Kids Into Nature | Politicians Should Make America Better for Parents by Thinking Swedish | Outside Online

Getting Outside More Is Good for Kids (and Adults):

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     It’s spring and time to look hard at how often our kids get outside to explore and play. 128 more words