Archive | Outdoor education

Stepping Into Nature 2013June04

Classroom without walls

“Mr. D., that was the best science class I’ve ever had!” The trials and successes of a classroom without walls By Greg Derbyshire he above feedback, made by a grade 8 student, is one of many similar comments made to me by students and parents who recognize and appreciate the opportunities provided by outdoor experiential […]

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Transformative Power

The Transformative Power of Wilderness Education A graduate student finds an understanding of the effect of wilderness on the development of young people’s sense of self-worth by Rory Crowley n July 7th, 2001 I lie huddled in my sleeping bag, shivering as I survey the cloud of water vapor that floats above my head. It’s […]

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Forest Schools and the Benefits of Unstructured Outdoor Play

Forest Schools and the Benefits of Unstructured Outdoor Play By Deanna Fahey Miami University, Oxford, Ohio t is snowing outside and you’re getting your child ready to go to kindergarten.  While other children may be wishing for a snow day so they can play in the snow, yours is excited to go to school!  Why […]

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Tips for bringing students into the field: Strategies for success

Tips for bringing students into the field: Strategies for success     By Joshua Klaus Director of Academic Programs, Ecology Project International (EPI) aking students into the field can provide an endless array of occasions to learn new skills, see theoretical concepts enacted, make connections, and learn about the world around us. Given the endless […]

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EE Research: Outdoor Education

Learning New Ways: Transcending Outdoor Environmental Education By Mitch McLarnon Since Richard Louv coined the term “nature-deficit disorder” in 2006, policy makers, academics and parents have for the most part agreed that children are spending less time exposed to nature than ever before (Suzuki, Mason, & McConnell, 2007). Lack of time in nature has been […]

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