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These multimedia resources can be used as excellent teaching tools, each video is from a different country/region to offer a variety of approaches and practices that exhibit the significance of nature exploration in play for young children.

Available online

Exploring Green Education - Abbottsford, Melbourne Australia (video 3:14)
Visions Episode 96, March 2011
At the kindergarten of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, teachers and students explore the idea of a sustainable world, and educators are inspired by an awareness that education for sustainability couldn't occur at a more crucial time of life.

Evironmental education at the Cloud Forest School - Costa Rica (video 7:32)
Youtube, October 2008
Within the context of a thorough, well-rounded, bilingual education, the school focuses on environmental issues in a hands-on environment.

Neroche Forest School - Blackdown Hills, UK (video 6:38)
YouTube, June, 2009
Forest School introducs young people to a new learning style in the forest helping to maximise the emotional, social and developmental benefits of education. Practitioners use learning and teaching strategies which raise self-esteem, develop confidence, independence, and language and communication skills in a natural environment.

In focus: Forest kindergarten - Central Scotland (video 5:42)
South Lanarkshire TV & Forestry Commission Scotland, August 2010

Outdoor Preschool (trailer) - Norway (video 1:59)
Journeyman Pictures, YouTube July, 2009
Outdoor nurseries are trying to counteract concerns that childhood has become overprotected and believe external education makes children more creative and independent
Full video available for purchase at Litmus Films

Forest kindergarten - Plngtung Taiwan (video)

Places for play: The exhibition (photo gallery)
Free Play Network, 2005

Playscapes: A blog about playground design (photo blog)

Multimedia not available online

Can you feel a colour? (video)
Jensen, C. European Commission, 1996. Contact us for details

Child care by design (video)
Childcare Resource and Research Unit, 1995. Order from CRRU


Wed, 05/25/2011