Lessons in the Wild: At the Cedarsong Nature School, the classroom is a forest

This is incredible. Vashon Island, WA.

“Cedarsong Nature School has no street address. In fact it has no actual building. The “classroom” is a forest. And every day, rain or shine, children descend upon the grounds to explore the nature that surrounds them. It is an educational approach that is purely nonacademic. ‘One of the philosophies behind what’s called ‘flow learning’ is that the best way for children to learn is through their own authentic exploration of the natural world,’ says Erin Kenny, who founded Cedarsong nine years ago. ‘So we don’t impose any agenda, and yet, through their own discoveries, they make all these incredible observations and they’re able to scaffold the learning each day.’ ”

Read the Metropolis Magazine article here

Visit Cedarsong Nature School website

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