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Preschool Without Walls: Forest preschool? Outdoor learning trend makes its way to Louisville

Friday, February 1, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Karen Hartenstein
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This Kentucky classroom has no computers, toys or walls. Instead, students are surrounded by an abundance of oak and maple trees and a bubbling creek. In the spring, butterflies and honey bees are their constant companions. 

On a cold day in early winter, a woodpecker chatters away on an old tree branch overhead and nearby, the soft crunching sound of squirrels can be heard bounding through fallen dried leaves.

You might not know it, but you're in the middle of a classroom. 

Students at Thrive Forest School, including Quinn Mahoney, left, and Will Clark, right, work to create a concoction using leaves, twigs, mud, stream water and chalk at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve. November 19, 2018   Read More >>>


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