Kansas School Naturalist (pdf of booklet): “Last Child on the Prairie: A Directory for Parents and Teachers for Returning Children to the Outdoors” - Strong evidence for teachers to explain why nature videos and in-class games are no substitute for getting students back into nature. Also, wonderful list of resources - outdoor places to go, information sources, organization, activities. Great quotations/observations on the profound importance of getting children outside in natural places
Kansas Wildscape. Outdoor Kansas for Kids (O. K. Kids) Publicize and promote many outdoor nature-related events for kids around the state
Project Learning Tree Environmental curriculum. Established environmental curriculum. Most must be purchased or attend workshops. Sample Lesson Plan: “Who Speaks for the Trees” Students read (or watch!) Drive. Seuss’ The Lorax and examine the importance of the sustainable management of natural resources. Some simple but great outdoor activities on website for families at parks, backyards, etc.