Nature preschools and forest kindergartens are coming into the limelight. David Sobel, core faculty in AUNE’s Department of Education, and alumna Deborah Gleeson, MEd â€˜97, were featured in an April 11 piece on Â New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth.
In the article, by Melanie Plenda, Sobel talks about the development of Â nature preschools.Â Gleeson, co-founder of the Nature of Things, a private school in Nashua, New Hampshire, says “When you go into the real world, who cares what facts you know. You need to know how to solve problems .â€¦ and really you can’t teach that out of a book.”
AUNE will present a day-long workshop on children and nature, â€œIn Bloom, Promising Practice in Nature-Based Early Childhood,â€ Â on May 15.