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How Nature Boosts Kindness, Happiness, and Creativity - Mindful

How Nature Boosts Kindness, Happiness, and Creativity - Mindful | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.
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Learning Partners: Co-Teaching With Community Experts

Learning Partners: Co-Teaching With Community Experts | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
Inviting community members into the classroom to share their expertise can help bring lessons and learning to life for students.
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Six Outdoor Education Resources for Parents

Six Outdoor Education Resources for Parents | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
Cure the summertime blues with outdoor education! In this blog, Matt Davis pulls together six of the best outdoor education resources from around the web.
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7 iPad Apps for Outdoor Adventures

7 iPad Apps for Outdoor Adventures | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
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.
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'Nature Is a Powerful Teacher': The Educational Value of Going Outside

At more than 80 Boston public schools, teachers are moving the classroom outdoors.
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Do Early Outdoor Experiences Help Build Healthier Brains?

Do Early Outdoor Experiences Help Build Healthier Brains? | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
More natural environment can soften the blow of toxic stress in early childhood.
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In the Digital Age, How to Get Students Excited About Going Outdoors

In the Digital Age, How to Get Students Excited About Going Outdoors | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
For educators who want to get students interested in nature, here are some ideas, both big and small, to help them fall in love with the great outdoors.
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Kids plus the outdoors equals a good investment

Kids plus the outdoors equals a good investment | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
State lawmakers invest in grant program for outdoor education.
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"No child left inside." 

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Outdoor learning: Education’s next revolution?

Outdoor learning: Education’s next revolution? | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
A growing body of research suggests that exposing students to nature could yield extraordinary results
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DuBois area students, staff work on outdoor classroom

DuBois area students, staff work on outdoor classroom | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
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.
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Outdoor Classroom Makes Learning Fun at Fischer Middle School

Outdoor Classroom Makes Learning Fun at Fischer Middle School | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
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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Poolville students blossoming in outdoor classroom

Poolville students blossoming in outdoor classroom | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
Some of the best ideas come from things we do every day.
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Nature: Why children and parents need the great outdoors

Nature: Why children and parents need the great outdoors | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
Did you grow up building dams in the stream, climbing trees, and chasing fireflies as the evening darkened? If you did, you'll agree with me that all children deserve those experiences.
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Garden-Based Learning: Engaging Students in Their Environment

Garden-Based Learning: Engaging Students in Their Environment | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
From fairy gardens to garden towers, Walter Bracken STEAM Academy transformed its school grounds into a student-centered, garden-learning wonderland.
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Outdoor and Environmental Education: Resource Roundup

Outdoor and Environmental Education: Resource Roundup | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
Looking for resources for teaching about the environment, examples of environmental action projects, or ways to take learning outside? Explore our list of curated resources for these green approaches to integrated studies.
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Teenagers Aren't Getting Enough Exercise at School, or Anywhere - The New York Times

Teenagers Aren't Getting Enough Exercise at School, or Anywhere - The New York Times | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
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'Nature Deficit Disorder' Might Be Made Up, But The Health Benefits Of Being Outside Are Real

'Nature Deficit Disorder' Might Be Made Up, But The Health Benefits Of Being Outside Are Real | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
Now that winter is upon us, an estimated 4 to 6 percent of the American population will contend with Seasonal Affective Disorder, a depression-related condition that researchers believe may stem from
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Hey, dude, gardening is so much cooler than recess - The Boston Globe

Hey, dude, gardening is so much cooler than recess - The Boston Globe | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
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
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Kids with autism benefit from outdoor classroom | Toronto Star

Kids with autism benefit from outdoor classroom  | Toronto Star | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
Teachers say daily time outdside is changing the way young students — including those with special needs — learn and behave
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RESPECTING NATURE: How to be a Good Digital Citizen Outdoors

RESPECTING NATURE: How to be a Good Digital Citizen Outdoors | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
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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Nature's Playground: The woman inspiring Irish modern children to love the outdoors - Independent.ie

Nature's Playground: The woman inspiring Irish modern children to love the outdoors - Independent.ie | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
If you go down to the woods today, you might just find nature awareness mentor Ciara Hinksman. She tells Katie Byrne why she believes Mother Nature is the best teacher, and why she's br
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3 Reasons Why You Can’t Ignore the Power of Outdoor Learning | Education Facilities Clearinghouse

3 Reasons Why You Can’t Ignore the Power of Outdoor Learning | Education Facilities Clearinghouse | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
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Natural excitement: McKinney elementary students raise $42K for outdoor learning center

Natural excitement: McKinney elementary students raise $42K for outdoor learning center | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
Teachers will use the addition to mix up learning in every subject.
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Growing vegetables and test scores: Local schools dig learning gardens

Growing vegetables and test scores: Local schools dig learning gardens | Outdoor Learning & Benefits of Nature to Youth | Scoop.it
Learning gardens offer students and teachers a reason other than recess to go outside during the school day.
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