September 3, 2017

With growing concerns of “nature deficit disorder” becoming a real issue among children, outdoor education is as important now as it has ever been.  More often we hear about recess being limited to once a day and for no more than 20 minutes in elementary schools across...

June 26, 2017

Fear is a powerful emotion. It can keep you from experiencing life. How long have you been afraid of a particular fear? Where does it come from? Have you ever tried to change the way you see your fear?

When I was younger, I had a fear of snakes. Me! Ms. Outdoors! There...

June 3, 2017

Each week, we continue to observe in amazement how our children play in our free, ceiling-less natural setting in the woods.  Their learning is rich, organic and boundless as they roam the woods enjoying their reality in the present moment.  As educators we feel rich,...

  

Summer weather has FINALLY arrived in Central New York! And with it, of course, the threat of ticks and other disease-carrying critters.  Staying safe and healthy while playing and learning outside can be as simple and straightforward as adopting a couple extra “groo...

No matter how much one may prepare and brace for Spring, no matter how much one may long for it and expect it, the onslaught of LIGHT and sun and longer days takes us by surprise. Every single year, around the end of April or beginning of May (here in Central New York,...

May 9, 2017

About a year ago, we began heading out into the woods, together with our children, exploring, learning from one another and from nature. After seeing the incredibly positive impact it made on our own families we knew we were onto something special.

Our conversations wou...

May 5, 2017

About a year ago, we began heading out into the woods, together with our children, exploring, learning from one another and from nature. After seeing the incredibly positive impact it made on our own families we knew we were onto something special.

Our conversations wou...

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