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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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Cincinnati.com – April 17, 2015

No Child Left Inside: Outdoor Adventure Club Works

No Child Left Inside: Outdoor Adventure Club Works

By Carrie Blackmore Smith
Led by a retired public school teacher, a rapidly growing outdoor adventure club in Cincinnati aims to connect urban youth with nature all year long through free weekend programming. [+]

Regional Updates | Access | Built Environment

Portland Tribune – April 13, 2015

Nadaka Nature Park Opens

Nadaka Nature Park Opens

By Jodi Weinberger
After years of planning and teamwork on the part of residents, government leaders and nonprofit groups, the vision for a new natural community space was realized with the opening of the Nadaka Nature Park and Garden this month in Oregon. [+]

Regional Updates | Access | Education | Health

Tulsa World – April 04, 2015

Street School: At-Risk City Kids Learn About the Joys of the Great Outdoors

Street School: At-Risk City Kids Learn About the Joys of the Great Outdoors

By Andrea Eger
Teacher and outdoorsman Jason Cole gives at-risk city kids a taste of nature with his alternative education school's newly revived Wilderness Adventure Club, with activities drawn from Richard Louv's "Last Child in the Woods." [+]

Allies | Regional Updates | Access | Health

Vail Daily – March 27, 2015

Partnership Connects Families with Nature

Partnership Connects Families with Nature

By Carlos Fernandez
A unique new partnership between the U.S. Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy and Vail Resorts aims to connect kids and families to the mountain throughout the seasons with accessible and engaging programs, including science-based activities that will broaden visitors' understanding of the mountains, the forests and watersheds, and public lands. [+]

Natural Leaders | Regional Updates | Built Environment | Education

Grist – March 16, 2015

This Ecologist Wants to Plant a Pop-Up Forest in Times Square

This Ecologist Wants to Plant a Pop-Up Forest in Times Square

By Liz Core
Ecologist and New Yorker Marielle Anzelone recently launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of creating a forest installation in Times Square, in order to draw attention to the thousands of acres of New York City that are not paved over and need protecting. [+]

Regional Updates | Access | Education | Health

Chicago Tribune – March 20, 2015

Recess Serves as an Important Break for Students

Recess Serves as an Important Break for Students

By Chuck Fieldman
A school district in Illinois is taking a closer look at recess and lunch breaks and providing kids with enough options to ensure that it is a positive experience, recognizing the importance of these play breaks in a child's day. [+]

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