I have made an effort to post (in advance) resources weekly for outdoor education activities and ideas. This is my last scheduled post and I wanted to include some academic readings for educators to investigate on the benefits of outdoor education and integration. These are compiled by me and retrieved from a number of educators.
Other Resources to Check out:
Research on Outdoor Ed: https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/leaf/school-grounds/documents/outdoor%20education%20research%20for%20school%20Grounds.pdf
Heid, M. (2017 July 5). Why hiking is the perfect mind-body workout. Retrieved from https://time.com/4820394/hiking-walking-mind-body-workout/.
Slepian, K. (2018 September 1). Make phys. Ed. a priority to avoid ‘embarrassing’ gym classes: experts - old-school gym classes can set people up to be inactive for life, one study suggests. Retrieved from https://www.abbynews.com/news/make-phys-ed-a-priority-to-avoid-embarrassing-gym-classes-experts/.
Hanscom, A. (24 August 2016). Longer recess, stronger child development. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/blog/longer-recess-stronger-child-development-angela-hanscom
James, Oliver. “Ecotherapy: How Does the Great Outdoors Improve Mental Health?” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 17 June 2014, https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jun/17/ecotherapy-how-outdoors-improve-mental-health-parks-wilderness.
MOFFATT, LYNDSAY. “Start with a Seedling: Uncovering the Kindergarten Language and Literacy Curriculum One Leaf at a Time.” Language & Literacy: A Canadian Educational E-Journal, vol. 18, no. 3, Oct. 2016, pp. 89–105. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eue&AN=120322437&site=ehost-live
Becker, M. (2016 April). 5 Benefits of Outdoor Education. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/blog/5-benefits-of-outdoor-education-michael-becker
Parker, C. (2015 February). School Recess Offers Benefits to Student Well-Being. Retrieved from https://news.stanford.edu/2015/02/11/recess-benefits-school-021115/