by Eric M. Nelson
Here are some photos of participants in the 3rd annual Nature Explore / Outdoor Classroom Project Leadership Institute at the Arbor Day Foundation’s Lied Lodge in Nebraska City, Nebraska. At this dynamic, interactive institute, leaders in the movement to connect children to nature gather to hear the most recent developments and learn innovative practices. In the photos, educators are learning the value of “messing about in nature in an outdoor classroom” led by faculty from the Boulder Journey School in Colorado and guided by the philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins. In a separate track designers learn how to design nature-based environments.