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10 Reasons Kids Need Outdoor Learning!
Inspiration for Public and Traditional School Programs
7 Ways Nature-Based Learning Takes Root in Existing Nature-Based Preschools, a great resource for existing programs
Out of the Classroom and Into the Woods, an NPR interview with Eliza Minnucci from the Ottauquechee School in Vermont about forest immersion programs in public schools
Best Day Ever, a video that highlights outdoor learning in Vermont public schools.
Parent Handbook: NatureYear at Common Ground
New Haven, CT
Parent & Guardian Handbook: The Nature Preschool at Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, MD
Parent waiver from Lime Hollow Forest School, Cortland, NY
Sliding Scale Financial Aid Form from Pathways to Nature Preschool, Boston, MA
Essential Gear and Supplies
Gear Guide, NatureYear at Common Ground, New Haven, CT