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resources for nature study or adventurous experiential learning in nature


  • Adventist Resource
    A Program for Outdoor School Education Kindergarten-Grade 9
    "The heart of this curriculum is really about teaching kids to explore the world God has created for us. In addition to all the traditional components of a curriculum, you will also find detailed lesson plans, teacher education and training materials...

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    A Walk in the Park - Antidote for Classroom Apathy Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Today more than ever, children need many opportunities to experience the wonders of creation." This article suggests ways to make nature a regular part of a school program.

  • Audubon Society Website Grade 1-Lifelong
    The National Audubon Society provides many free resources about birds, ornithology, and environmental education. There are tips for how to bring nature into the classroom and how to teach outside. They also sell an environmental education program for grades...

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    Building Relationships Outdoors Grade 6-Grade 12
    "The Learn4Life (L4L) program at Gilson College deliberately sets out to create a context that is conducive to relationship development. The program aims to develop self-confidence, independence, and responsibility by engaging students in real-life...

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    Eagle Eye Inc.: Extending the Classroom Into the Community Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Community partnerships not only expose students to adults involved in meaningful and demanding tasks, but also allow students to participate in such activities themselves. Extending the classroom in to the community provides opportunities for hands-on, cooperative,...

  • Earth Day Network - Lesson Plans and Materials Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Climate Education Week curriculum for k-12. Learn all about climate science.

  • eNature Identification Guides Online Grade 3-Lifelong
    The complete online guide to over 4800 North America plants and animals. Current field guides available include: amphibians, birds, butterflies, fish, insects, mammals, reptiles, seashells, seashore creatures, spiders, trees, and wildflowers. Type in your...

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    Exploring Natural Themes and Symbolism in Biblical Literature Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article discusses ways to help children understand nature underlying many Bible stories, so they can grasp the concepts each metaphor or analogy is about. This includes discussing teacher-supervised student research, outdoor learning projects, a Bible...

  • Flying Wild - Bird Conservation Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Flying WILD, a program of the Council for Environmental Education, introduces students to bird conservation through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. Flying WILD encourages schools to work closely with conservation...

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    Go Ask the Ants - Using Nature to Teach Moral Values Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article explores three ways to use nature as a tool for moral development. The author first sets forth a biblical paradigm for a broader approach to nature, then shows how using this paradigm can inculcate three important moral virtues. Finally, some...

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    Green is an Important Part of the Spectrum 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This article by Joy Veverka showcases what one school is doing to “go green” while using such opportunities to provide outstanding learning experiences for their students. The projects at Rogers Adventist School include solar panels, a wind turbine, and a salmon tank.

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    How Can We Teach Principles and Practices of Environmental Care 0-2 years-Lifelong
    In this article, Rodger F. Jones focuses on what Christian educators can do in order to integrate biblical principles, such as service and stewardship, and an appreciation for the aesthetic value of creation, into an environmental science curriculum at various...

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    Increasing Life Effectiveness Grade 9-Tertiary
    "The iPod, more than any other device, is indicative of the times in which we live. It provides entertainment and information at the click of a wheel, whenever, and wherever we want it. The iPod is tool of choice for many of the current generation...

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    Insects at TVA Grade 7-Grade 10
    Tualatin Valley Academy insect page. Insect links and photos of insects raised in the science room. Some great information about observation honey bee hives.

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    JAE Editorial: Experiencing and Sharing the Gift of Nature Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This editorial introduces a special edition focusing on the study of nature at different levels and from different disciplines. Articles in this issue include:
    The Need for Nature
    Repairing...

  • Journey North: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration Grade 1-Grade 12
    The Journey North project seeks to engage students in global study of wildlife migration and seasonal changes. Through this interactive program, students are able to connect and collaborate with over 493,000 of their peers worldwide as together they track the wildlife migration in the north and south of monarch butterflies, whooping cranes, bald eagles, caribous, hummingbirds, manatees, robins, gray whales, and much more.

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    Kokoda Track - High School Hiking Trip Reflections Grade 5-Grade 12
    A principal recounts her experience taking a group of high school students on a strenuous 6-day hiking excursion. The lessons she learned on the trip were life-impacting.

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    Lost Treasures Earth Education Program Grade 3-Grade 4
    Facilitated by an outdoor center, students at Tualatin Valley Academy are involved in an earth education program. "This exciting new program for 8-9 year olds (3rd & 4th grade US) is based in and around the school with excursions to museums, zoos,...

  • National Park Service Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Website of the National Park Service of America. Access curriculum based field trips to national parks, links to resources related to the parks, maps, passes, conservation information, much more. This is a treasure for American natural studies research.

  • National Wildlife Federation Website Preschool-Lifelong
    Home page of National Wildlife Federation. Includes links to Ranger Rick, Your Big Backyard, Animal Baby, National Wildlife and International Wildlife. Online activities. Conservation information, school yard habitat information, outdoor activities for families...

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    Natural Environments Kindergarten-Grade 8
    How often do we take our children into nature, and reveal to them the hand of God at work in everything around them? Victor Chant writes about the benefits of teaching in a natural setting, and the importance of providing opportunities for students to see...

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    Nature Field Trips - More Than Just Fun Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Make your next field trip into nature a successful learning experience by following the tips in this article: make adequate plans, thoroughly prepare the class, hold students responsible for their learning, start with a great idea, adequately train volunteers/parents...

  • Christian Resource
    New Frontiers - Outdoor Christian Education Grade 5-Grade 12
    New Frontiers is a unique challenge course ministry where campers are challenged to move beyond their comfort zone, to interact with God in the midst of their fears and to relate these experiences metaphorically to their own lives outside of camp. On over...

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    Nurtured by Nature Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Outdoor Education in Romania led to the formation of Companions, a youth group for teenagers. The author shares his journey in training 400 youth in Outdoor Ministries, who in turn worked with over 2,800 teenagers across Romania. Topics include: A New Program...

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    Outdoor Education Grade 1-Grade 8
    Begin planning outdoor education with this article. It lists general objectives for using outdoor environments as an extension of the school curriculum, as well as practical tips for planning for outdoor education, preparing students and parents, applications...

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    Outdoor Education With a Design Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Outdoor education should not only encourage learning, but also enable students to balance sensitivity to human need with respect for and preservation of the rest of creation. The major benefits of outdoor education are that it brings reality to learning; allows...

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    Outdoor Pedagogy Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article explores various methodologies used in Outdoor Education, and discusses the importance of hands-on activities in stimulating learning and self-awareness. Topics include: Importance of Outdoor Education; Emotional Response; Using Fear for Self-Awareness;...

  • Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter Grade 5-Lifelong
    USGS provides photographs, songs, videos, identification tips, maps, and life history information for North American birds.

  • Project Wild - Conservation Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Project WILD is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school." Find quality curriculum and service learning K-12 materials, an excellent learning framework...

  • Adventist Resource
    Repairing the Breach - Reconnecting Students with Nature Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article explores three ways Adventist educators can “repair the breach” between students and God’s creation:
    1. Encourage direct, meaningful experience with nature;
    2. Improve science teaching to more effective convey the connectedness...

  • Take a Child Outside Week - Resources Grade 1-Grade 12
    "Take A Child Outside Week is a program designed to help break down obstacles that keep children from discovering the natural world. By arming parents, teachers and other caregivers with resources on outdoor activities, our goal is to help children across...

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    Take a Micro-Hike Kindergarten-Grade 8
    When taking students on a nature-observation hike, how far you go is less important than what you see, according to this article. The objective of a micro hike is not distance or mileage, but encouraging students to use their observation skills by getting...

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    The Benefits of Field Trips Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Field trips “open up a whole new realm of adventure in exploration, growth in learning outcomes, and exposure to new ideas and concepts. Field trips are still a great way to encourage excitement for learning…When we take our students on field...

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    The Need For Nature Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article summarizes some of the benefits of spending time in nature, as educators with learners, as revealed in current research and the counsel of Ellen White.

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    The Outdoor Laboratory - How to Begin Using It Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Swafford tells how to begin an outdoor education program, and demonstrates simple steps to integrating key subjects such as English and Language Arts, Social and Environmental Studies, math, and science. Factors such as taking an outdoor inventory, planning/teaching...

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    Too Much Salt and Pepper - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book Grade 6
    NAD Pathways Grade 6 selection for Theme 3: Living Things. Life at the Campbells's summer cabin is peaceful and tranquil - well, some of the time. Enter two rambunctious porcupines named Salt and Pepper. Share the joys, adventures and hilarious mischief these...

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    Transforming Classroom Practice - Active Recreation in Nature Preschool-Grade 12
    Many children in urbanized nations such as Australia and the United State experience very limited interaction with nature, as well as inadequate physical activity in general. Consider this article’s suggestions to combat this problem with your classroom...

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    Unlocking the Treasure House of God's Word - Outdoor School in the Adventist Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article considers the benefits of outdoor education in Adventist schools and memories of students and teachers of positive nature-based learning. It also discusses how to implement an outdoor school program.

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    Your Students Can Be Global Scientists Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE), a hands-on international, environmental science and education program, links students, teachers, and the scientific community in efforts to learn about environment through student data collection...