Sept. 02, Children And Outdoor Learning (Encore Broadcast)

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Heard On Route 51
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With a focus on classroom learning and standardized testing after the long period of remote learning during the pandemic, the importance of spending time outside during children’s education is often overlooked. Experts say the benefits of incorporating nature and the great outdoors into education are endless. Time spent outside increases children’s academic performance, improves child development and offers unique, practical experiences that children can apply to the real world.

Shereen Siewert welcomes Elise Schuler, Education and Events Manager at Monk Botanical Gardens in Wausau, and Chris Nelson, Environmental Education Coordinator for the Wausau School District, for a discussion on the impact of outdoor learning for area youth.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Rick Reyer Producer
  • Joy Ratchkramer Producer
  • Kate Spranger Producer
  • Elise Schuler Guest
  • Christopher Nelson Guest

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