I want my kids to know how good they’ve got it. Don’t we all?
March 3, 2013
Like most middle-class parents in Canada, I parent with a lot more: I obsess about their educational experiences, rush off to the doctor at the first sign of a rash, and worry about which summer camp will be the most enriching.
Edible schoolyards aren’t just a way of teaching kids how to grow food, develop healthy eating habits, reduce obesity, and reduce the environmental impact of schools. They are also used to teach math, history, English, the sciences, and art.
The terms “experiential learning,” “outdoor education,” and “sustainable education” have become increasingly popular in mainstream schooling of late. Recently too, the “green revolution” has been met with an increased interest in how to instill both passion and an understanding of environmental issues through education – yet alternative educators and educators of ‘at-risk’ youth have been successfully using experiential learning for decades.
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