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Fairy Houses and Strategies for Inspiring the Wonder of Nature in Kids and in Our Inner Kids

Saturday, April 20, 2019
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Goodwin State Forest, 23 Potter Road Hampton, CT 06247

We will explore the concept of fairy houses – tiny structures made with natural materials and placed in the environment so as to be a surprise to the viewer. We will cover the concepts of outdoor classrooms. A growing body of research tells us that time spent in nature can provide children with many benefits – improving physical and mental health, boosting learning performance, and developing social-emotional skills. We intend to have participants work on constructing a house and leave with ideas of creating spaces/activities for outdoor exploration. We also intend on a short walk to view the Fairy House Trail installation at Goodwin State Forest in Hampton, CT.


John LoRusso

Extension (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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