Posts Tagged ‘ECO’

LIVE Online (For Parents and Teachers): Songs, Rhymes, and Finger Plays for Young Children 

Young children love to sing and they don’t mind what your adult voice sounds like! Experimenting and playing with musical notes and the spoken word can help young children develop language, practice fine motor skills and learn social skills! Join our NBNC education team for an hour of engaging and nature based songs, rhymes and finger plays celebrating all seasons and species. Let’s sing, laugh and be joyful! 

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LIVE Online (For Parents and Teachers): Sense of Place through the Sense of Taste

As outdoor educators, we have long known the importance of engaging the senses of our students and the role that plays in building a sense of place. However, there is one sense that is often left out of the equation: taste. Every landscape has its own cast of characters that work together to form a unique identity. This includes a unique palate of flavors. Becoming aware of the edible landscape around us adds a whole new layer to how we can interact with and perceive our environment…

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ECO Forest Festival at Moretown Elementary School

Moretown Elementary School (MES) is raising funds to ensure that the ECO program will continue at MES next school year and beyond. In conjunction with these fundraising efforts, MES is hosting a Forest Festival to invite the community to Moretown Elementary School’s outdoor ECO classrooms for an afternoon of community gathering, nature appreciation, and fun. Bring your loved ones to the forests of MES for sledding, campfires, classroom tours, nature walks, wood-fired food and hot drinks to be shared among neighbors and friends.  More love grows here, indeed!

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ECO program lets kids explore the outdoors – in The Valley Reporter

By Hadley Laskowski February 6 2020 THE VALLEY REPORTER “Everybody’s gonna learn to read. But not everyone is going to come out of school feeling like, ‘I’m brave. I’m kind. I help my friends,’” said Leslie Polubinski, discussing the impact that the ECO (Educating Children Outdoors) program had on her kids. “That makes me motivated…

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Creating Community by Learning With Nature

By Amy Butler * This post was written on October 28 for the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Blog On a cold and blustery October morning in northern Vermont, 15 public preschool children tumble about their indoor classroom space getting ready for a morning in the forest. Winter coats, neck warmers, snow pants, mittens…

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Lessons from a Left-handed Leaf

By Zac Cota It was the soggy sort of autumn day that we adults sometimes call “gloomy,” but the first graders at Union Elementary were completely undeterred. After studying the work of Andy Goldsworthy, famous for his ephemeral nature art, we set out to make some art of our own. Arriving in the woods, pairs…

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