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    Resources for

    Parents

    These resources are for everyone who has, loves, or works directly with kids! Parents, caregivers, early years educators, teachers, recreation and camp professionals – this is for you! Whether you are looking to take your first steps leading children outdoors and you’re not sure where to start, or you’re comfortable leading children outdoors but you’d like to learn more about unstructured play and learning – this is for you!

    These resources are for everyone who has, loves, or works directly with kids! Parents, caregivers, early years educators, teachers, recreation and camp professionals – this is for you! Whether you are looking to take your first steps leading children outdoors and you’re not sure where to start, or you’re comfortable leading children outdoors but you’d like to learn more about unstructured play and learning – this is for you!

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Outdoor Play and Learning

    We receive LOTS of questions about how to bring children outdoors! We created this resource to help answer some of your most frequently asked questions. Stay tuned for deeper dives into many of the topics covered.

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    What’s in Our Kit?

    What items do you need for unstructured outdoor play? This resource outlines the items we have in our first aid backpack and our loose parts kit that we bring with us when we’re out on the land.

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    What to Wear for Teaching and Learning Outdoors

    Here are some tips from an educator on how to dress for being outdoors! Includes tips for sun and insect protection, and how to stay warm and dry in wet and cold weather!

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    How to set up a tarp

    Here is a video tutorial on how to set up a tarp for shade, shelter and play!