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As parents, caregivers, educators, and concerned individuals, we all acknowledge the vital role that playtime plays in a child's development. In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on structured learning, and while education is undoubtedly important, we must not underestimate the immense value of unstructured play, especially in the great outdoors.
As educators, we hold the incredible responsibility of nurturing young minds and fostering a love for learning that extends beyond the classroom walls. The outdoors presents an expansive and stimulating learning environment that captivates children's curiosity, unleashes their creativity, and nurtures their holistic development. Let's embark on an exploration of the transformative benefits of outdoor education and discover how it can be seamlessly integrated into the K-6 curriculum.
As parents, it is important to understand just how vital outdoor activities are for our children's physical and mental well-being. In this blog post, we will explore the various benefits of outdoor exploration, how to overcome barriers to outdoor play, and tips for creating positive outdoor experiences that will last a lifetime.
Celebrate Nature's Renewal with Engaging Activities for Kids

As the days grow longer and the air becomes filled with the sweet scent of blossoms, it's time to welcome spring with open arms. We invite families, parents, and teachers alike to join us on a journey of discovery, celebrating the arrival of spring and teaching kids about the magic of seasonal changes.

Welcome to Nature Classroom, where we embark on a journey to unlock the untapped potential of outdoor learning for children. In this blog post, we will delve into the myriad benefits that nature offers for a child's holistic development and provide practical tips and resources for parents and teachers to seamlessly integrate outdoor education into daily lessons.
As I (finally) write our inaugural newsletter, I share with you a year that was packed with experiences, growth, and challenges. Join me in revisiting the year that passed, delving into our milestones, addressing the hurdles, and peeking into the horizon that promises new adventures and opportunities.
Whether you're a nature lover, an avid birder, or just looking for a unique experience, observing the courtship behaviours of various animals is truly a remarkable and unforgettable experience. From the intricate dances of the Sage Grouse to the unusual rituals of porcupines, these fascinating displays of affection and reproduction are an integral part of the natural world.
Join us on a wild adventure as we explore the habitats, behaviours, and folklore surrounding these charming animals, and discover why they hold a special place in our hearts, especially on Groundhog Day!