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Considerations for selecting a project that is right for you

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School Garden-Outdoor Classroom_Natural Playground Resource list

Worksheet for developing outdoor learning and playscape goals & standards

LBN Workshop Standards (MT) and Philosophy

Planning journal

Links for more learning…


www.childrenandnature.org/
Leading source of information, networking, resources
and bibliography of research & findings on the ‘Leave No Child Inside’ movement and benefits of getting children/families re-engaged with the natural world.

www.nwf.org/Get-Outside.aspx/
National Wildlife Federation efforts to get people of all ages and abilities outside, includes the Get Outside, Be Out There, Green Hour programs and campaigns. Offers activities, resources, certifications for teachers, families and communities.

www.schoolgardenwizard.org/
School Garden Wizard has been created for America’s K-12 school community through a partnership between the United States Botanic Garden and Chicago Botanic Garden. Includes resources, steps, ideas and curriculum for how to establish a sustainable plant-based learning environment at your school.

www.promiseofplace.org/
Place-based education (PBE) immerses students in local heritage, cultures, landscapes, opportunities and experiences, using these as a foundation for study across the curriculum. The Promise of Place website is a unique public private partnership featuring collaborative efforts in research, program design, technical assistance, resource development and dissemination. Chock full of information for all level learners and practitioners.

www.freeplaynetwork.org.uk/playlink/exhibition/index.html
A photo exhibit of fun outdoor play and learning landscapes and ideas in the UK.

Local farms – Healthy Kids Toolkit