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Kharod, Deepti; Arreguín-Anderson, Maria G. – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2015
This paper describes an environmental education initiative called Starting out Wild (SoW) designed for toddlers and their caretakers. The program, developed by staff and volunteers of a city parks department, engages children ages 1-3 and their parents and caretakers through outdoor learning experiences. We suggest that environmental education…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Program Descriptions, Preschool Education, Lesson Plans
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Wood, Melody – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2013
The importance of nature-based play has gradually become forefront in an array of research fields. From the more obvious physical benefits to the complex mental benefits, nature has proved time and time again to be the cure-all for a variety of common ailments. Richard Louv, author of the famed "Last Child in the Woods," has spawned a…
Descriptors: Play, Natural Resources, Recreational Facilities, Community Programs