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Educator/Parent Book List

Educator/Parent Book List

Wild Learning: Practical Ideas to Bring Teaching Outdoors – Rachel Tidd

  • Offers practical and easy to implement activities that bring curriculum into the outdoors. Provides activities that can help educators overcome barriers to teaching outside. Activities are designed such that they are accessible to all teachers in diverse settings as well as for all students and are adaptable to fit curriculum changes. 


Big Book of Nature Activities – Jacob Rodenburg


Last Child in the Woods – Richard Louv 

  • Documents decreased exposure of children to nature in American society and how “nature-deficit disorder” causes harm to both children and society at large. Louv speaks to parents, children, teachers, scientists and more who offer solutions to the deficit. In the revised edition, Louv offers a field guide with 100 practical actions that educators can take as well as discussion points for classroom, community and beyond. 


A Walking Curriculum – Gillian Judson

  • Provides child centred and developmentally appropriate activities that make outdoor learning meaningful, regardless of what outdoor spaces educators have access to. Breaks down the concepts of school that traditionally keep learning inside and offers practical strategies and examples for educators to follow. Empowers teachers to rethink how they engage with their students and to build confidence in taking students outside of the classroom. 


The Book of Nature Connection – Jacob Rodenburg


Learning Outside the Classroom: Theory and Guidelines for Practice

  • Outlines both theory and practice that will enable and support teachers in incorporating meaningful outdoor learning experiences into their daily routines and lessons in a variety of settings. The principles and examples provided are designed to be adapted by the educator to best suit the needs of their individual students and draw upon relevant content and local landscape. The text includes chapters on issues such as risk management and supervision outdoors, as well as curriculum, sustainability, curiosity and responsibility. 


Balanced and Barefoot – Angela J. Hanscom


Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer

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