We invite you to check out this great article in KidsVT by Heather Fitzgerald, interviewing several outdoor education organizations, including NBNC, about new opportunities for learning in nature this fall, given the restrictions and realities around COVID-19 and the classroom. Enjoy!

A few weeks ago, as I was listening to a podcast about going back to school, my 12-year-old turned to me and said, “Wait. We’re still going to have to be social distancing in the fall? I thought it was going to be over!” Then he stomped out of the house.

We are all preparing for a school year that feels extremely unpredictable. All we know for sure is that it will not be the same as before COVID-19. As we learn more about a virus that makes being indoors more risky than being outdoors, I am haunted by three sentences I came across while scrolling through Sophie Lovett’s Raising Revolutionaries blog in March:

“The situation we are facing is beyond compare, and I very much doubt that the world is going to be quite the same when we emerge from our respective periods of isolation. It is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reflect on what our true priorities are for ourselves and our children. If that’s completing worksheets then go for it — but if it’s not, take this as permission to try something new.“”

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