Richard Louv asked us to post this great article:May 21, 2008
Leave No Child Inside legislationMay 29, 2008
Jenny Morgan and Alice Hohl were invited to a conference at Washington State Community College in Marietta over the weekend. The audience was early educators: those working with children in preschool and daycare settings.
Dr. Cheryl Charles from the Children and Nature Network was the keynote speaker, and she stayed all day listening to the other presentations and meeting the participants. A highlight of the day was visiting the early education center on the college’s campus, where the staff subscribes to the Reggio approach of child-led activities. The playground was constructed from natural materials and featured a popular “mud box”, tree stumps to climb, and an all-important hose to wash off the kids when they are done playing. There is also a woods right outside where the children frequently take hikes, swing on vines and play in the stream.
Jenny shared many great songs about the movement and about children and animals. Music is such a powerful messenger!
Jenny and Alice also shared the progress of our Collaborative here, and invited the participants to join. It was a great day!