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Connecting Children with Nature

Connecting Children with Nature

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Hawk Hurst, senior mentor and naturalist for over two decades at Green River Preserve, recently published a children’s book titled "The Way of the Forest." The inspiration for the book came from his early years at GRP. A free curriculum for the book is available.

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Engaging hospitalized children with the wonders of science through meaningful learning experiences and promoting healing and hope through positive connections with nature. Katie (Vogel) Stoudemire, program director and educator, is a former GRP camper/staff member!

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Welcome to the worldwide movement to re-connect children with nature, inspired in part by Richard Louv’s book Last Child in the Woods; Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Nature is a powerful learning tool that can ignite curiosity.

The Journey North app allows teachers and students to record and submit their observations while they are in the field! The app connects to the website where you will find migration maps, pictures, standards-based lesson plans, activities and information on to help students make local observations and fit them into a global context.

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