What's next for nature-based education?
In 2021, interest in nature-based education surged in the United States. It was sparked by the pandemic, a desire to have children outdoors as much as possible, and by a significant increase in the percentage of families choosing to have their children home-schooled. Now, with much of the country's school districts back to a pre-pandemic schedule and mindset, what happens to nature-based learning?
- Chris Widmaier, executive director of Rochester Ecology Partners, and co-organizer of the Nature Based Learning Symposium
- Kyra Stephenson, science teacher in the Greece Central School District, and co-organizer of the Nature Based Learning Symposium
- Lindsay Cray, chief program officer for Trybe Ecotherapy; and presenter, supporter, and sponsor of the Nature Based Learning Symposium