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Wight, R. Alan; Kloos, Heidi; Maltbie, Catherine V.; Carr, Victoria W. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
This paper investigates young children's exploratory play and inquiry on playscapes: playgrounds specifically designed to connect children with natural environments. Our theoretical framework posits that playscapes combine the benefits of nature and play to promote informal science exploration of natural materials. This, in turn, is expected to…
Descriptors: Young Children, Play, Environmental Influences, Natural Resources
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Shume, Teresa – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Place-based environmental education draws on childhood experiences in nature that foster place-conscious connections to the local bioregion, and intentionally cultivate children's relationships with nature on a trajectory toward increased environmental literacy. Even though opportunities for children to bond with the local natural environment are…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Case Studies