Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens: The Handbook for Outdoor Learning


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Whether starting a new nature-based program or “naturalizing” an existing classroom, this book is your guide to creating a successful nature-learning experience and making the most of the time children spend outdoors.

This book will inspire readers with:

  • examples from successful outdoor programs
  • the strengths of a variety of nature-based approaches
  • the organizing principles of curriculum and best practices to create engaging outdoor experiences
  • tools for policy development, site assessment, selection, and risk management

260 pages

Author David Sobel is a Professor Emeritus in the Education Department at Antioch University New England in Keene, NH and he consults and speaks widely on child development and place-based education with schools, environmental organizations and the National Park Service. He has authored eight books and more than 70 articles focused on children and nature for educators, parents, environmentalists and school administrators in the last 30 years.

The Inside Scoop: Ever since we hosted David on a series of in-person workshops, we were hooked! Before adding this resource to our store, we tested it with hundreds of educators with rave reviews. His philosophy, approach and ideas are deserving of his world renowned reputation.

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ISBN: 9787-1-60554-429-8

Pages: 260


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Weight .861 kg
Dimensions 27.75 × 21.5 × 1.5 cm
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