Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Nature is a Powerful Teacher

The Children & Nature Network recently posted an article on their website that was published originally in The Atlantic.

When I saw it, I thought, this needs to be shared. As a summer camp and year round retreat center we a strong believers that nature is not only so good for the soul, but is also good for your health. 

I have loved the resources produced by the Children & Nature Network. Their vision, according to their website is "a world in which all children play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives." Their mission is to lead the movement to connect all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of grassroots leadership. They are certainly doing a great job educating people on the power of nature.

This particular article stood out to me. It is entitled ‘Nature Is a Powerful Teacher’: The Educational Value of Going Outside (The Atlantic – October 31, 2013, By Julia Ryan)

Here is a great quote from this article. 
Nature is a powerful teacher, and there are so many things that kids can learn hands-on in the schoolyard that they cannot learn sitting in a classroom,” Boston Schoolyard Initiative's Executive Director Myrna Johnson said.
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