Great @greensourcemag article on connecting #children with #nature : #environment #education

Like many of us who were children more than 30 years ago, Judy Wherry, principal of an environmentally themed LEED Platinum public school in Ontario, spent much of her childhood roaming in nature. "We saw the seasons change, and what came along with that, the snakes and bugs and birds," she says. But over the years, as a teacher and then as a principal, Wherry has observed a shift in how and where children spend their time. "Children have lost the connection with nature," she says. Slide Show Carmanah Technologies Dr. David Suzuki Public School, Windsor, Ontario ----- Advertising ----- Nature matters to children's development in every major way—intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and physically—according to a synthesis of contemporary research by Stephen Kellert, professor emeritus at Yale University,in Building for Life: Designing and Under-standing the Hu...

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