As David Suzuki says: “We can't blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn't put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it's dirty and dangerous.”
Yesterday in recognition of Take Me Outside Day, our JS Faculty members once again led by example and made connecting with nature a top priority for all classes, in addition to Outdoor Ed.
Smiles and laughter were evident throughout the Back 40 and in our outdoor classrooms. We hope that through days like this, and the memories they create, our students will build a relationship with the outdoors that will last for years to come.