The Educational Benefits Of Time Spent Outdoors

May 20, 2015

We’ve heard the claim before – low-income, urban kids aren’t provided the opportunity to spend enough time in the woods learning about the natural world in a hands-on environment.  But what if outdoor education isn’t just about where you live and what’s around – but is also a product of parenting, classroom based school standards, and an increasingly limited freedom to explore?   

David Sobel is a senior faculty member at Antioch University New England and author of the book Beyond Ecophobia. He joined us to discuss gaps in children’s outdoor education, and what happens when kids are kept away from nature’s classroom.