PROFESSIONAL READING and WATCHING
Outdoors in Winter: Inside – Outside Antioch University New England
>New Position Statement from Inside-Outside Advisory Group: “Outdoor Learning In Cold Weather – Keep Moving Through Winter and Covid – 19″
>Resources for outdoor classrooms in winter.
Flourishing in Nature forum – North American Alliance for Environmental Education
“For years, Professor Julie Ernst at the University of Minnesota-Duluth has been exploring how nature preschools affect children’s curiosity, creativity, executive function skills, and more. In a recent forum, she joined Natural Start to share her research and new tools she has developed that help make the case for nature-based education.”
Not only is this research valuable for developing and justifying nature preschools, but it is critical in supporting parents and educators who have elementary aged children they want to help flourish, not just survive.
“Running Free in Germany’s Outdoor Preschools,” By Alice Gregory, New York Times, May 18, 2017.
“Preschool without walls,” By Lillian Mongeau, New York Times, Dec. 29, 2015
“You Can’t Bounce Off the Walls if There Are No Walls: Outdoor Schools Make Kids Happier–And Smarter,” David Sobel, Yes Magazine, March 28, 2014
“Look, Don’t Touch,” David Sobel, Orion Magazine, July 2012