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What's next for nature-based education?

Kyra Stephenson and Chris Widmaier on "Connections."
Emmarae Stein
Kyra Stephenson and Chris Widmaier appear on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Monday, August 22, 2022.

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?

This month, Rochester Ecology Partners will host a symposium on nature-based learning, with an eye on maintaining and building interest. We discuss it with our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
Emmarae Stein is the production assistant for "Connections with Evan Dawson."