Yesterday I asked childhood and nature expert and author of Chapter 2 of EarthEd a series of questions about getting children into nature and particularly on the value and future of nature preschools. As a father of a 5-year old, getting myself and my son into nature frequently is paramount—as is developing his relationship with the larger systems his life depends on.
Watch the video below to hear David’s responses to key questions including:
- Why is getting children into nature and building a relationship with nature important?
- What is the value of nature preschools and forest kindergartens?
What are best practices for nature preschools? In what ways can they improve?
- How do we scale-up forest kindergartens so that these are accessible to far more families?
- What type of programs are available beyond preschool?