Recent and Past E-newsletters

News Items 2013
News items 2012
News items 2011
News items 2010

As available information increases and time seems to decrease, resources relevant to Children and Nature are “screened” and share with members in periodic email messages.  They include events, workshops, reports, and other resources to enhance children learning in nature and playing outdoors.  Resources identified recently are posted below, and archived newsletters from 2010 and 2011 are provided.

PLACES FOR PLAY images from many countries, with commentary. Fascinating! United Kingdom site, with public spaces, playgrounds, and "Places of Woe - Places of Possibility" with many absurd and sorry spaces that someone intended kids to play in. Images at: http://www.freeplaynetwork.org.uk/playlink/exhibition/index.html.

SCHOOL GARDENS long article in SD U-T, features Judy Crall, Charlotte Getz and Sue Temple, and Torrey Hills ES-Carmel Valley, Silver Gate ES-Point Loma. Many examples of the wonder, academic, and social benefits of school gardens. 1/5/13, http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/05/tp-fertile-ground/

INTO NATURE: A GUIDE TO TEACHING IN NEARBY NATURE. The teacher’s guide, Into Nature, is a unique teachers’ guide that enables the teaching of all Ontario school curriculum subjects outdoors in nature on a regular basis. Content of the guide includes logistics, resources and learning experiences for teaching in nature. All learning experiences are linked to Ontario curriculum documents and include: Nature 101, a series of five phases to move from the indoor classroom to the outdoor learning space; fifty Nature2Go activities; and full lessons that last one class period or more. All materials contained in Into Nature may be reproduced for educational use. From the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, University of Toronto, 86 p. http://www.back2nature.ca/docs/IntoNature.pdf