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Hands-on scientific learning is easy to facilitate in the natural world and offers opportunities for deep understanding and connection to the the more than human world around us.
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Water Cycle Inquiry

As a start, water cycles are best experienced, rather than read about. There is no worksheet that can fully capture the water cycle phenomenon, like

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Cool Plants Facts For Kids

Learning in a garden offers a wide range of multi-sensory experiences and practical knowledge building. Gardening with kids keeps me tuned in to the lesser

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Butterfly Inspired STEAM

Butterflies are essential pollinator friends in our ecosystem that add to the biodiversity of any garden. When it comes to butterfly STEAM, this paper project

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Literacy Outdoors

The outdoor classroom, school-yard, and garden are perfect spaces and places for inclusive and creative storytelling, vocabulary development, non-fiction writing, fine motor skill development and more!

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Story stones for imaginative play Rocks and stones can be considered a “loose part”. That means they do not have a pre-determined story attached to them, and children are free

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If you’ve ever attended one of my teacher development workshops, you’ve heard me speak about the importance of allowing children to take risks in outdoor play and learning at school.

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Thanks to Grauer and Spul’u’kwuks elementary schools for having me join your professional learning today! The following blog posts may be helpful as you build capacity for outdoor play and

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