A most compelling vision of Hope for the Future can be seen in the scores of videos circulating YouTube that show kindergarteners from all over the planet cavorting through the woods, tripping through creeks and having their scientists genes stimulated. Here are a few, including the words of educators speaking to the value of spending “class time” outside.
Nature’s Classroom – Tennessee Valley
Neroche Forest Schools, England
Here is a little test: Count the number of frowns you see on the faces of kids in these videos.
(For the Internet’s most compelling attribute — discovery — forest kindergartens are hard to beat.)