Seats, Signs, and Trails, oh my!

FRLT's Learning Landscapes program had a big Spring of installing and dedicating outdoor classrooms at schools throughout the Feather River Watershed complete with signs, trails, and seating areas.Students like Allie here are getting out and learning, exploring, taking care of the land, and making Vitamin D.


Support from the  Stewardship Council, Plumas Bank, and local donors, and wonderful collaboration from teachers, students, Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and local contractors and suppliers is making it possible. 

Why do we do it? The reasons are many. Physical activity, curiosity and wonder, place-based learning, and developing a land stewardship ethic are all part of the mix for supporting healthy children and healthy land. It turns out that time in nature stimulates intelligence, creativity, and overall well-being.Read more...

Author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, Richard Louv, shares just a few of his thoughts on why children, and all of us, really, need time in Nature:

Thanks to wonderful members like you, FRLT's Learning Landscapes and local schools are taking class outside. 

Now, it's a beautiful summer - What will YOU do outside today?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012