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Learning in Nature

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Research shows that time outdoors has myriad benefits for children’s (and adults’) health and mental health, and learning environments that foster children’s connections with nature are integral to child development. This collection of Exchange articles will help educators ensure that children have opportunities to make deep connections with the natural world.

This volume of Exchange Essentials includes the following selected Exchange articles, in pdf format:

  • Wonder: Universal Principles for Connecting Children and Nature
    The Nature Action Collaborative for Children
  • Lessons Nature Has Taught Us During the Pandemic
    Julie Bookwalter and Veronika Vicqueneau
  • Time in Nature: The Roots of a Love of Learning
    Martina B. Albright
  • What If?
    Diann Gano
  • Into the Wild Unknown: Cultivating Trusting Relationships Through Outdoor Learning Experiences
    E. Britt Moore
  • Conflict and Play in a Child’s World
    Jill Wood
  • Environmental Kinship: Learning About, In, With, and For Nature
    Megan Gessler, Heather Fox, Amanda Higgins, Anne Meade, Claire Warden, and Sheila Williams Ridge
  • Nature Based Interventions for Children with Special Needs
    Marisa Motiff and Kevin Morris
  • Preparing Future Teachers to Support Children’s Nature Exploration
    Molly Gerrish
  • Using Technology as a Learning Tool for Nature Explorations
    Christine Kiewra and Angela Fowler
  • The Restorative Benefits of Nature on Mental Health
    Sara Gilliam

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