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    Being Outdoors - What Educators Can Learn from Cross Disciplinary Research on the Benefits of the Outdoors on Health Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "This article aims to highlight research conducted examining the effect the outdoors has on people, particularly our mental, physical, social and spiritual elements of health."

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    Coronavirus Resources - Southwestern Union Conference Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Presented in a blog format, Southwestern Union Conference offers helpful responses to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Resources include virtual learning strategies, a handwashing WebQuest, and how to use outdoor learning spaces.

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    Creating a Butterfly Garden at Your School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Practical tips on how to create a butterfly garden in a schoolyard habitat, and how to obtain, care for and feed butterflies. A list of online and published resources is included at the end.

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    Dreaming of Being Outside Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article describes how to integrate the schoolyard habitat into your classroom, and curriculum. One important reason to do so is to motivate students who disengage during discussions, or do as little work as possible, yet love to go outdoors.

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    Health - High School Supplement SSD Grade 7-Grade 12
    Adventist teachers' handbooks for integrating faith and values: these are practical guides with a variety of approaches to teaching key values, illustrations and examples. Separate booklets are available for each subject, including: Art, Business, Computer,...

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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...

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    Making Nature Part of the Curriculum - Practical and Spiritual Lessons from God’s Other Book Preschool-Grade 12
    Students can benefit in many ways by spending time with animals and out in nature as a part of their educational experience. Nature speaks of God’s eternal love and care. Chiomenti provides examples of including animals and outdoor education in the classroom,...

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    Outdoor Education - God's First Book, Our First Classroom Preschool-Grade 8
    See the handout from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session for "many ideas for taking learning outside the classroom and into God's classroom." The ideas relate to mathematical concepts. Additional resources are available via google drive by...

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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;...

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    Parent Inspiration - Needed! Learning in Nature Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Help parents understand the importance of time in nature in holistic development through this short newsletter. Ready to print or link parents to; available in color and black/white editions. Part of a series of undated topical parenting tools for schools...

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    Surprise Visits - When God Speaks Through Nature Preschool-Grade 12 New!!
    "This article will show how nature is God’s direct path for us to achieve a deep and personal experience with Him. Additionally, we will appeal to fellow educators and policymakers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to revisit the denomination’s...

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    Transforming Classroom Practice - Outdoor Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Learn how your school can "create a learning space that provides a retreat from the regular classroom and provides an environment where children can connect with learning and with God."

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    Up a Tree or in the Mud - How Nature-Based Free Play Contributes to the Wellbeing of Children Preschool-Grade 8
    Many children live very managed, structured and risk-free lives. Consequently, they are not necessarily developing "confidence and resilience that transfer to new situations." In contrast, time outdoors engaging in exploration and free play grows...

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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...