Monday, July 25, 2011

Teachers brings nature into the classroom

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Educators spent two days at the Cape Girardeau Nature Center last week to learn about incorporating nature into the curriculum.

The program is part of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Discover Nature program.

Education Consultant Bridget Jackson says that one of the project’s goals is to teach students about Missouri’s different habitats.

“Another goal that is equally important is to get the kids outside. These curriculums are designed in such a way that teachers are taking kids outdoors to learn,” Jackson said.

The program is designed for elementary, junior high and high school classes. Ten teachers took part in last week’s workshop, coming from Southeast Missouri and the St. Louis area.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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