Edutopia blogger Monica Burns proves that technology has a place in the great outdoors with her list of iPad apps to help kids identify birds and trees, navigate with maps, tie knots, and explore national parks.
DuBOIS — Sitting in a bleak classroom during a long school day can sometimes stifle students. So to escape the traditional learning environment — even for a short time — students and staff are building an outdoor classroom in a shady area near the school.
Eighth graders at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel are reaping the rewards of an outdoor classroom thanks in part to a grant from the Lowe’s Home Improvement Centers in Danbury and Poughkeepsie.
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At the Bennett-Hemenway Elementary School (known as Ben-Hem) in Natick, an innovative garden has become a beloved community resource for kids, teachers, and parents. Fourth-graders couldn’t possibly look happier to be interacting with the garden’s bounty of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Forget the proverbial “candy store.” For these kids, the garden is sweet enough. The Bennett-Hemenway “Seed to Harvest” program started in June 2012 with the construction of nine raised beds on school grounds
As someone who used to work in outdoor sports before making a dramatic u-turn into the world of technology and kids, I find it viscerally disturbing to see young kids out in nature with their eyes glued to a screen. Invariably, they are missing out on the wonders of a beautiful day, immune to the fr
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