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Loving, connecting with, and taking care of our living planet, Mother Earth, so she may continue to care for us.
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Spending time in nature makes people feel more alive, study shows

Spending time in nature makes people feel more alive, study shows | Connect with Nature | Scoop.it
Being outside in nature makes people feel more alive, finds a series of studies.
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Researchers say children need horticultural interventions

Researchers say children need horticultural interventions | Connect with Nature | Scoop.it

Finnish study examines girls', boys' relationships with nature

Could "interventions" bring children closer to nature? Researchers in Finland think so. A new study published in HortTechnology compares urban and rural children's relationships with plants and recommends horticultural interventions, especially for urban children.


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Nature Schools Gaining Popularity In N.H.

Nature Schools Gaining Popularity In N.H. | Connect with Nature | Scoop.it
Nature preschools and forest kindergartens may sound more fun than foundational. But this nontraditional approach to early learning is gaining popularity
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I hope this continues to spread!

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The marmots and me: The schoolboy, 8, who has struck up a remarkable friendship with a colony of alpine animals

The marmots and me: The schoolboy, 8, who has struck up a remarkable friendship with a colony of alpine animals | Connect with Nature | Scoop.it
Matteo Walch has built up a remarkable relationship with a clan of marmots in Groslocker, Austria, and visits them with his family for two weeks every year.
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This is a beautiful illustration of the connection we can have with nature. 

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Design Education for a Sustainable Future - Metropolis Magazine

Design Education for a Sustainable Future - Metropolis Magazine | Connect with Nature | Scoop.it

In his introduction to Design Education for a Sustainable Future, published recently by Routledge/earthscan, Rob Fleming says his premise “is remarkably simple. It is based on a series of straightforward questions that seek to uncover the context, values, and behaviors necessary for effective twenty-first century design education. Is society moving towards a new sustainable or integral worldview, a new set of cultural values that are reshaping the very fabric of human existence? If so, how are such profound shifts in consciousness impacting the design and construction industries? And how can design educators better reflect the zeitgeist of the new century by moving from well-intentioned but lightweight ‘greening’ to the deeper and more impactful ideals of sustainability and resilience


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Treat Your Nature-Deficit Disorder with Your Dog

Treat Your Nature-Deficit Disorder with Your Dog | Connect with Nature | Scoop.it

...he proposed that modern childhood ailments and health problems, including attention and behavioral disorders, anxiety, depression, and even obesity, can be attributed to the lack of nature in children’s lives.


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Play Perch treehouse classroom helps kids connect with nature | GizMag.com

Play Perch treehouse classroom helps kids connect with nature | GizMag.com | Connect with Nature | Scoop.it

Play Perch is a treehouse-cum-classroom designed by Syracuse University School of Architecture students and installed in the grounds of Jowonio School, Syracuse, New York. It was built in order to provide Jowonio's pupils – almost one third of whom have special needs – a safe and tranquil environment to interact with nature.

 

The grounds of Jowonio preschool contain a nature trail which the school's staff feel is therapeutic for children with ADD and related conditions. It was decided that a classroom located in the vicinity of the nature trail could offer a beneficial environment for the young pupils. Therefore, Syracuse University School of Architectures' AIAS Freedom By Design group was tasked to help bring this about.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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A dose of nature is good for the soul! 

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Nature is fantastic preventative medicine!

 

TXChildrenInNature's curator insight, July 24, 2013 11:27 AM

What a great idea for an #outdoor learning space. 

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Miranda Andersen – Nature Deficit Disorder | TEDxKids@BC

Miranda Andersen – Nature Deficit Disorder | TEDxKids@BC | Connect with Nature | Scoop.it
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Being outside in nature is a necessity. 

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Hawking: Mankind Has 1,000 Years to "Escape" Earth -

Hawking: Mankind Has 1,000 Years to "Escape" Earth - | Connect with Nature | Scoop.it
Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking warns human beings won’t survive “without escaping” from the “fragile” planet. His gloomy forecast is people will become extinct on Earth within current the millennium.

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