Where is everyone? This question makes the class of kindergarteners crouched in the vegetable garden behind their school giggle, laugh, and do other joyful things that quickly reveal their hiding spots. We were outside to play and do many other important things on this crisp fall morning.
The last two days of August, Rochester Ecology Partners brought together almost 150 teachers from around the region to explore new and innovative approaches to teaching rooted in nature-based learning.
Young people laughing as they play in the park is what winter break should sound like. During the 2022 February break last week Anna Murray Douglass Academy School #12, The Center for Youth Earthworks, and Rochester Ecology Partners came together to make that possible for over fifty students grades K-8 with a four day nature discovery camp.