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  1. page Schools and Programs edited A searchable resource map of United States outdoor programs: Outdoor Youth Providers This chart…
    A searchable resource map of United States outdoor programs:
    Outdoor Youth Providers

    This charter school in Oakland, CA has an urban garden under the stewardship of Oakland Leaf:
    The Ascend School
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  3. page Goals edited Nature. Natural History. Natural Learning. Discover ecological ties that bind. Go play in the D…

    Nature. Natural History. Natural Learning.
    Discover ecological ties that bind. Go play in the Dirt.

    Based on the principles set forth by Robin Moore’s Natural Learning Initiative,Richard Louv’s work on the principles of “no child left inside” and “nature deficitdisorder,” and Paul K. Dayton’s sense of urgency in natural history education,we combine proven developmental theories with outdoor education.

    We are committed to encouraging both teaching and learning, as well as vastamounts of unstructured time, in aesthetically pleasing outdoor environments.

    Our goals are to stimulate people’s innate love of nature, to improve scienceeducation at all levels by using discoveries in nature to achieve curricular goals,and to ensure the survival of healthy ecosystems and their stewards.
    Action: Teacher Training
    •Use natural spaces in teacher training. Utilize areas that are already set up
    with facilities and staff that can support outdoor learning.
    • Teach what is near and can be touched, not what is abstract. Learning in
    local areas is the most meaningful to teachers and their students, not the
    rain forests (unless you have a rain forest locally!).
    • Teachers are to be taught at least one class outdoors and participate in at
    least one real research project. It can start as simply as having one of their
    traditional courses taught in a reserve or park, or even their own campus,
    with no other changes and later moving on to specific classes about teaching
    using nature to guide curriculum.
    • Teachers can initially adjust their traditional lesson plans.
    Action: Website
    • Create a wiki so that it can grow as much as possible and have meaningful
    contributions from a variety of resources.
    • Include resources for all ages, preschool through adult, including lesson
    plans, all cross-referenced.
    Action: Developmentally Appropriate Learning
    • Promote outdoor education, such as some schools in Germany and
    Scandinavia exemplify by being 100% outside, year-round.
    • Host “family days” at as many outdoor, local spaces as possible.
    • Schools promoting outdoor learning should “adopt” a neighbor school to
    guide them in the process of integrating nature into their curriculum.
    • Teaching and learning are respected as organic, constantly evolving
    processes.

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  6. page Movies edited A Simple Question, The Story of STRAW Fourth graders restore a watershed to save an endemic endan…
    A Simple Question, The Story of STRAW
    Fourth graders restore a watershed to save an endemic endangered species.
    http://www.asimplequestion.org/
    Lost Words
    The BBC examines how losing the names of common animals contributes to our lost connection with nature.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/education-42243879/lost-words-as-children-stay-indoors
    Marcin Jakubowski: Open-sourcing the blueprints of civilization
    See this inspiring TED talk that can transform the world... Now!!!
    http://www.ted.com/talks/marcin_jakubowski.html
    Teach Outside
    Heather Taylor pleads the case for teaching outside.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/TeachOutside

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  9. page Tool Demonstrations edited This video by Peaceful Valley is about fire safe gardening, but demonstrates some important tool u…
    This video by Peaceful Valley is about fire safe gardening, but demonstrates some important tool use for removing saplings and established plants, as well as showing some pruning tools and techniques:
    Tool Use for Removing Plants and Pruning
    I would always recommend removing plants in the wet season when the ground is soft. Also, most tree pruning should occur in the winter, when plants are the most dormant.
    by Heather Taylor, teachoutside@gmail.com

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