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Everyday Education: Outdoor Education Is A Powerful Tool


Last updated 5/12/2020 at 10:50am

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Children can learn plant identification, geometric shapes and thermodynamics just by building a fire.

Outdoor education can take on many forms. It can be anything from science lessons outdoors, to backpacking, to building forts and enjoying self-directed imaginative play in nature. Since the publication of Richard Louv's book, "Last Child in the Woods," many studies have demonstrated the cognitive, emotional and physical health benefits of connecting children with nature.

Children who regularly play outdoors in nature are healthier, happier and smarter! Some of the benefits include increased attention spans and test scores, better physical and mental health, stronger immune systems, and im...

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