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New York Times – November 29, 2009

New York Times Draws Attention to Forest Kindergarten

New York Times Draws Attention to Forest Kindergarten

By Liz Leyden
Schools around the country have been planting gardens and planning ever more elaborate field trips in hopes of reconnecting children with nature. The forest kindergarten at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs is one of a handful in the United States that are taking that concept to another level: its 23 pupils spend three hours each day outside regardless of the weather. [+]

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Hurlburt Field – November 19, 2009

Outdoor Classroom Sets New Standard for Military

Outdoor Classroom Sets New Standard for Military

By Joe McFadden
The outdoor classroom of Florida's Hurlburt Field Youth Center recently became the first certified Nature Explore classroom in the Air Force. The Nature Explore Classroom Certification Program is a national initiative that recognizes schools and other organizations that have made a commitment to providing outdoor classrooms and comprehensive programming to help children use the natural world as an integral part of learning. [+]

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Dispatch Argus – September 10, 2014

Leaps and Bounds Daycare Receives National Certification

Leaps and Bounds Daycare Receives National Certification

By Nature Explore
Classrooms across the country, such as Leaps and Bounds Daycare in Nebraska, are being certified as Nature Explore Classrooms, integrating creative outdoor learning opportunities into children's daily lives. [+]

Feature | Regional Updates | State | Access | Education | Campaign/Initiative

Democrat and Chronicle – September 09, 2014

National Grant to Aid Fourth-graders’ Canal Trips

National Grant to Aid Fourth-graders’ Canal Trips

By Caurie Putnam
A recipient of one of the National Park Foundation's Ticket to Ride Grants, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor will now be able to provide free transportation and educational program funding to facilitate field trips for fourth graders throughout the state of New York. [+]

Feature | Natural Leaders | Regional Updates | Access | Education | Health

Northjersey.com – September 09, 2014

Pocket of Suburbia in Ridgefield Park Turned Into Oasis

Pocket of Suburbia in Ridgefield Park Turned Into Oasis

By James M. O'Neill
Retired New Jersey couple Steve and Linda Quinn were inspired by Richard Louv's "Last Child in the Woods" to turn a suburban plot of land near their home into an incredible miniature wildlife sanctuary for local children. [+]

Natural Leaders | Regional Updates | Education | Health

Lake Placid News – September 04, 2014

North Country School Expanding Edible Schoolyard

North Country School Expanding Edible Schoolyard

By Andy Flynn
The Edible Schoolyard Project, founded by Alice Waters in the 1990s in Berkeley, continues to grow in popularity as more schools recognize the importance of fostering the connection between young people and the food they eat. In Lake Placid, New York, the long-standing Edible Schoolyard 7th grade program is expanding to the whole school. [+]

Natural Leaders | Regional Updates | Access | Education | Health

Green Philly Blog – August 21, 2014

Local Spotlight: Urban Blazers Help Kids Explore Nature

Local Spotlight: Urban Blazers Help Kids Explore Nature

By Linh Kostiuk
Since 2005, the organization Urban Blazers has been helping middle school students from Philly's under-resourced neighborhoods discover the city's hiking trails, parks and natural areas. [+]

Regional Updates | Education

Napa Valley Register – August 07, 2014

Napa RCD Connects Kids with Nature

Napa RCD Connects Kids with Nature

By GUY CARL
LandSmart for Kids connects students with Napa Valley watersheds through hands-on activities. Last school year, more than 1,300 Napa County students got to go outside and make a positive impact on Napa County’s watersheds. The program will resume in the upcoming school year, and the RCD is now looking for new program sites where students can participate in restoration work.
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