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Parents and students at MJ Lundy Elementary School in El Paso, Texas, were excited to learn that the kids would soon be moving into a new school. But then they found out that the school was being built without a playground structure for the students in grades 2 - 5.
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Check out this excellent interview with Richard Louv in the current issue of Scholastic.
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Today I am featuring a guest blog post from Beth Chase. You can check out her blog at http://thenatureschool.wordpress.com.
Here's what Beth has to say about buying nature gifts for kids:
Is it possible to have "nature deficit disorder" in Colorado, where mountains, trails and wilderness might seem more abundant than big-box stores? asks Bobby Magill, writing in Loveland Connection.
I found this wonderful "Nature Assessment System" from Sanborn Western Camps, in Florissant, CO, and wanted to share it with everyone.
The idea is to Reconnect With Your Sense Of Wonder
Who? What? When? Where? Why?
* Who lives in this hole/tree/den/lake/puddle/river?
* What do those clouds look like? What might be some of that plant's uses?
* When were these tracks left? When did Native Americans live here?
That's right! Put away the baby wipes and hand sanitiser! Eating dirt could actually make your child smarter.
Let's hear it for America's Great Outdoors Initiative!
Click on this link to read all about the National Park Trust honoring Ken Salazar with the American Park Experience Award.