Research shows that time outdoors has myriad benefits for children’s (and adults’) health and mental health,
and learning environments that foster children’s connections with nature are integral to child development.
This collection of Exchange articles will help educators ensure that children have opportunities to make deep
connections with the natural world.
This volume of Exchange Essentials includes the following selected Exchange articles, in pdf format:
- Wonder: Universal Principles for Connecting
Children and Nature
The Nature Action Collaborative for Children
- Lessons Nature Has Taught Us During the Pandemic
Julie Bookwalter and Veronika Vicqueneau
- Time in Nature: The Roots of a Love of Learning
Martina B. Albright
- What If?
- Into the Wild Unknown: Cultivating Trusting Relationships Through Outdoor Learning Experiences
E. Britt Moore
- Conflict and Play in a Child’s World
- Environmental Kinship: Learning About, In, With, and For Nature
Megan Gessler, Heather Fox, Amanda Higgins,
Anne Meade, Claire Warden, and Sheila Williams Ridge
- Nature Based Interventions for Children
with Special Needs
Marisa Motiff and Kevin Morris
- Preparing Future Teachers to Support
Children’s Nature Exploration
- Using Technology as a Learning Tool
for Nature Explorations
Christine Kiewra and Angela Fowler
- The Restorative Benefits of Nature
on Mental Health
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