10 Reasons to take Your Students Outside

10 Reasons to take Your Students Outside

10 Reasons To Take Your Students Outside (Thanks to Tamra Willis, originally posted in the Children & Nature Network)  Nature is everywhere! Every school, home and daycare has some kind of outdoor space nearby where teachers can take students for school work or...
Taking Learning Outdoors

Taking Learning Outdoors

Outdoor Environmental Education – Taking Learning Outdoors -Sweden A number of years ago I came across the concept of Forest Schools in Scandinavia when researching for a thesis on Native Woodlands in Ireland so I was delighted that I could visit Sweden and see...

Bored?

“I’m bored” If you’re a parent and its summer time and especially if it’s an Irish summer, then you’ll be pretty familiar with this expression. Being bored can seem like a disease that effects most children and can reach epidemic...

Get out

The following is a Speech I entered in 2011 in the Toastmasters International Speech Competition and which won the club and area final.  The purpose of the speech was to  inspire adults to become an example for their children and embrace the outdoors as they did when...
Let’s Make Fire

Let’s Make Fire

“Let’s make Fire” my two year old daughter suggests as we play in the old part of the hazel woods. There is a fire pit where we made fires last year though mainly in the Spring. Irish summers are unpredictable and you might well find yourself...