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What Does it Take to Get Students Learning Outside?

October 26, 2020 - 3:40pm --

Who is responsible for getting children outside to learn, play, and engage with the natural world?


From microchips to concrete, all resources are initially derived from the environment. Environmental literacy is a competency that is equally as important as learning to read and count. One does not need to know the specifics of the natural world, but should have an appreciation for the cycles, the elements, and power of the environment.

October is National Farm to School Month

September 1, 2019 - 12:40am --

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October is National Farm to School Month! Join us and thousands of schools, early care and education sites, farms, communities and organizations across the country as we celebrate food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients. Here are several easy ways to get involved: