Nature is a worthy teacher. Nature helps kids think, explore, use their bodies, build confidence, work with others, understand abstract concepts, have fun, appreciate the environment, take risks, and focus.

Yet, nature is not a teacher in many of America's classrooms. While complex factors have created this situation, there are solutions for those willing to use nature as the conduit for learning. Check back soon to see Melanie's new blog, On the Edge of the Schoolyard​, for more about nature and education. 

Nature in schools