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Green Schoolyards are on the Rise

The green schoolyards movement is growing. A green schoolyard is an outdoor space that supports a school’s mission to help kids learn and grow through instruction, exploration, and play. There’s no one correct

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Plant Identification with Kids

Kids tend to be curious and ask questions about the world around them. Spending time outside in natural spaces is a great way to help youth hone that curiosity and gain the skills they need to ask good questions,

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Bring Earth Day to Life!

Earth Day is a relatively recent phenomenon. In 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin organized rallies and demonstrations across the U.S. to bring attention to environmental issues. He was concerned about the lack

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The Role of Risk in Youth Development

When we encourage young people to play outside or to engage in experiential learning, we are accepting a certain level of risk. The outdoors presents a range of environmental factors outside of our control. When we try

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