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Breathe the outdoors! Nature can provide the perfect classroom for authentic learning, and we've chosen some of the best resources to show you how :)

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Given the pressing challenges of our time, from global warming, to the potential loss of half of all species on Earth by the end of this century, what should schooling be for?

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We share evidence and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.

Our relationship with nature is essential to who we are, which is why wilderness experiences are (or should be) part of every young person's education.

Into the Wilderness: Expanding the Lives of Kids

Our relationship with nature is essential to who we are, which is why wilderness experiences are (or should be) part of every young person's education.

How to make a sundial - kindergarten sun study

How to Make a Sundial

Kindergarten Sun Unit Study The other day I shared that I have started kindergarten with J-Bug (5) and why we love My Father's World...

Looking for resources for teaching about the environment, examples of environmental action projects, or ways to take learning outside? You’ve come to the right place. Explore our list of curated resources for these green approaches to integrated studies.

Outdoor and Environmental Education: Resource Roundup

Looking for resources for teaching about the environment, examples of environmental action projects, or ways to take learning outside? Explore our list of curated resources for these green approaches to integrated studies.

Some stargazing opportunities not to miss in 2014!

Some stargazing opportunities not to miss in 2014!

How to Make a Nature Journal for Kids. Make homemade nature study journals with your child to record forest finds, create leaf rubbings, or to sketch in.

How to Make a Nature Journal for Kids

This tutorial on how to make a nature journal for kids makes it easy to create custom journals for your child's interests. Kids will love helping to make their own nature study journals to record forest finds, create leaf rubbings, or to sketch in.

Fun water and ice activities for kids. Great for the summer!

Ice and Water Activities For Kids - No Time For Flash Cards

Ice and water activities for kids to stay cool all summer.

10 Fantastic Flower Crafts For Kids - Crafts on Sea

10 Fantastic Flower Crafts For Kids

Fun and easy flower these crafts for kids, these are gorgeous!

Encourage physical activity and community building by creating a shared space at your school!

Room to Move: Shared Use Creates Opportunities for Physical Activity

Partnering with local government, schools can create safe community spaces where children enjoy outdoor physical activity. Here are five steps to make that a reality.

Don't let your kids spend all summer staring at their devices! VideoAmy at Edutopia has created this special Five-Minute Film Festival to help you encourage your kids to get outdoors.

5-Minute Film Festival: Encouraging Kids to Get Outdoors

With summer here, Edutopia's VideoAmy has collected some videos and resources to inspire you and your kids to get outside!

DIY Outdoor Games - Perfect for Backyard Fun!

DIY Outdoor Games -Perfect for Backyard Fun

These #DIY outdoor game projects are perfect for summer and #OutdoorEntertaining!

Take your classroom outside! Edutopia presents ideas on how to create memorable outdoor learning experiences for your students.

Expansive Classrooms: Taking Learning Outside

Two Canadian experiential leadership programs usher students into the great outdoors to pique their academic curiosity while enhancing their physical and mental health.

Love these outdoor activities for kids. Most are really simple and fun!

Nature Art for Kids: 33 Activities to Try

33 ideas for nature art for kids, including land art, journals, & leaf prints. Some of these art activities are inspired by nature; some use nature items.