Child, Youth, and Family Studies, Department of


Date of this Version

Summer 7-2008


Benson, J., & Leeper-Miller, J. (2008). Experiences in nature: A pathway to standards. Young Children, 63 (4): 22–28.


Experiences in nature provide an easily accessible pathway to addressing standards. If teachers provide time in the natural world children are using this environment to learn. The outdoor environment gives teachers a perfect location and the tools to teach and meet standards in the early childhood classroom.