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Natural Teachers have a profound impact on improving the lives of children. The Natural Teachers Network provides a forum where teachers, educators and others can share their knowledge and views.

Jun 10, 2013 | Herb Broda

As I visit schools, I’m always amazed at the creative ways that plantings are being utilized. School gardens come in all types of sizes and shapes, but generally fall into three categories. Sometimes even small school sites have incorporated all three.

• Gardens that create a habitat for wildlife
• Gardens to honor or remember
• Gardens that are “rooted” in the curriculum


C&NN Sponsors Dr. Rona Zollinger as Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

Jun 12, 2013 09:44 am | C&NN


Dr. Zollinger, an educator from Martinez, CA, is one of 14 to explore the Arctic with National Geographic Explorer Outdoor Classroom for professional development. She will spend part of her summer aboard the Lindblad expedition ship National Geographic Explorer.
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C&NN Announces NEW OPEN REGISTRATION for GG2013

Jun 18, 2013 11:28 am | C&NN

C&NN is pleased to announce that a limited number of OPEN REGISTRATION spaces are available for the 2013 C&NN Grassroots Gathering (GG2013.) + read

Is Nature-Deficit Disorder Depressing Kids?

Jun 12, 2013 09:06 am | Cate Shanahan, M.D.

A primary care doctor explores Nature-Deficit Disorder and its relation to the growing rates of depression in college students. As Richard Louv notes in "Last Child in the Woods", "As children’s connections to nature diminish and the social, psychological, and spiritual implications become apparent, new research shows that nature can offer powerful therapy for such maladies as depression, obesity, and attention-deficit disorder." + read

Robert Bateman Centre to Promote More Than Artist’s Work

Jun 12, 2013 08:47 am | CBC News

Celebrated Canadian nature artist Robert Bateman is opening a new gallery in Victoria, British Columbia, but the artist says the aim is to do much more than showcase his work. The Bateman Centre will display the largest exhibit of original works by the popular wildlife artist, in an effort to help people reconnect with the outdoor world that he spent his life documenting and seeking to protect. + read

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