Common sense tells us that the natural environment is good for kids. More and more research is showing that kids not being outdoors is bad.
With that in mind, the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Educators (NLEE) is striving to help educators (teachers, youth group leaders, parents…) get the kids keyed up on the great outdoors, and all the good things that go with it.
thegreenrock.ca joined representatives from the Brother Brennan Environmental Centre, Botanical Gardens, Salmonier Nature Park, Food Security Network, Junior Forest Wardens NL, parents and others in Traytown for the Annual Conference in April. ‘Educational Edibles’ brought together a diverse group who talked, listened, hiked, set fire to milk cartons, learned much about school and community gardens, practiced making a raised bed garden plot and more, all toward sharing great outdoor activities with educators.
NLEE is responding to a need. Parents in this province join the discussion about how much screen time is too much, debate and sometimes despair about what kids eat, and share stories about acceptance. Through the year NLEE holds activities and events that share information and make it easy (or easier) for educators to integrate smart, sound, sustainable practices into our children’s lives.
Lots to talk about. Lots to do. Join NLEE and get in on the conversation.
In the meantime, check out these 10 tips to grow outdoor-loving kids..
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