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Queens Creek Elementary . Green School Initiative. Why Children Need Nature. Research suggests that a connection to nature is biologically innate; as humans, we have an affinity for the natural world. When children spend most of their time indoors, they miss out.
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Queens Creek Elementary Green School Initiative Why Children Need Nature
  • Research suggests that a connection to nature is biologically innate; as humans, we have an affinity for the natural world. When children spend most of their time indoors, they miss out.
  • Problems associated with alienation from nature include familiar maladies: depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorder.
  • Natural Settings Help Learning
  • Kids who have direct access to nature are better learners.
  • Exposure to nature has been shown to reduce stress and increase attention spans.
  • Teaching hands-on experiences outdoors motivates students and teachers.
  • State and National Initiatives Queens Creek ElementaryInitiative
  • Form an Eco Action Team of students, teachers, parents and community leaders.
  • Become a certified as:
  • PLT Green School
  • Eco-School USA
  • US Dept of Education Green Ribbon School
  • Making it happen! Develop a Eco-Action Team that participates in investigations with the assistance of: Content experts- Naturalist, Foresters, Gardeners, Scientist, Bird Watchers Grants- Form a grant writing team to develop grants Community resources- County Extension office, Coastal Federation, Wildlife Rehab, Universities Receive Training- Project WET, Project WILD, Project Learning Tree Parent Volunteers!
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