Why do we notice a sense of calm in our students and in ourselves as we spend time in the company of trees? Nature pedagogy is growing in momentum throughout the education sector, particularly in the early years.
A tree can have us respond with awe and wonder as we take in the beauty and acknowledge the changes it would have lived through; the strength against adversity and the way it captures the sound of the wind and bird song.
There is growing concern about the growing number of children and adults who are disconnected from nature. As educators we have the opportunity to make these connections for children.
This article explores the positive biological effect trees have on the human experience.