Weekly Challenge for #EnviroEd # 50 – Too Cool to be Warm?

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Epiphanies in Environmental Education

It’s November. Here in this hemisphere that means we’re seeing shorter days, colder recesses and for some teachers’ less outdoor learning time. Which is sad considering that these colder months allow for some of the best outdoor learning time available to us as educators. But for outdoor learning to be successful in this season our students and teachers alike must be prepared.  And just as plants and animals are preparing for winter now is the time for us to have the same discussions with our students.  Whether our students are new to the country, new to a region or just new to outdoor learning in colder temperatures we should ensure they (& their parents?) are aware of the best ways to be ready for being outside comfortably.

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We don’t need to dress our kids as “Slug” from A Christmas Story. Students can be both warm AND comfortable for outdoor learning…

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