Raising Wildlings

S2E27: The Science Behind Wild Play with David Sobel

July 12, 2021 Vicci Oliver and Nicki Farrell Season 2 Episode 27
Raising Wildlings
S2E27: The Science Behind Wild Play with David Sobel
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S2E27: The Science Behind Wild Play with David Sobel
Jul 12, 2021 Season 2 Episode 27
Vicci Oliver and Nicki Farrell

In this episode, we’re talking with one of the grandfather’s of Nature Play and Adventure Play, David Sobel, who gives us some great ideas on suggested outdoor activities for different developmental stages and also chats about some of his most recent research on the differences between children who attend indoor classrooms versus outdoor classrooms.

👉  David shares

  • His story and what influenced his childhood and shaped who he is
  • How he started his career and what he is working on now
  • How to quantify vs qualify the difference between putting children in nature-based education vs indoor learning
  • How the pandemic has affected perceptions about children learning in nature
  • The relationship and correlation between childhood nature experiences and adult environmental attitudes and behaviors
  • The scientifically proven benefits of nature immersion for children
  • Advice on how to educate and communicate with parents and educators about risk
  • The importance of teaching children to understand how to risk assess from a young age
  • Practices for parents and educators that support childhood nature play and exploration
  • Developmental parameters for how to think about engaging with nature at different stages

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https://kit.co/Wildlings

👉  Links and Resources

https://www.davidsobelauthor.com/
https://www.davidsobelauthor.com/davidsobelbooks
Book Recommendation: The Magus by John Fowles

👉 Guest Details

David’s writing has helped to shape the place-based education movement in the United States and around the world. He’s also a proponent of nature-based early childhood education. That means getting children outside, to play and learn in the natural world and in their communities.

David has worked with the National Park Service, the Children and Nature Network, numerous colleges and universities, a diversity of zoos and aquaria, nature centers near and far, independent and public schools in remote British Columbia and in inner city Boston.

He now lives in New Hampshire and is committed to cold water swimming, the exploration of landscape nooks and crannies and to joyfully embracing the gift of life on earth.

Wildlings Forest School Contact Details
Website
Facebook
Instagram
Youtube 

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Show Notes

In this episode, we’re talking with one of the grandfather’s of Nature Play and Adventure Play, David Sobel, who gives us some great ideas on suggested outdoor activities for different developmental stages and also chats about some of his most recent research on the differences between children who attend indoor classrooms versus outdoor classrooms.

👉  David shares

  • His story and what influenced his childhood and shaped who he is
  • How he started his career and what he is working on now
  • How to quantify vs qualify the difference between putting children in nature-based education vs indoor learning
  • How the pandemic has affected perceptions about children learning in nature
  • The relationship and correlation between childhood nature experiences and adult environmental attitudes and behaviors
  • The scientifically proven benefits of nature immersion for children
  • Advice on how to educate and communicate with parents and educators about risk
  • The importance of teaching children to understand how to risk assess from a young age
  • Practices for parents and educators that support childhood nature play and exploration
  • Developmental parameters for how to think about engaging with nature at different stages

👉  Opt In
https://www.wildlingsforestschool.com/free-downloadables
https://kit.co/Wildlings

👉  Links and Resources

https://www.davidsobelauthor.com/
https://www.davidsobelauthor.com/davidsobelbooks
Book Recommendation: The Magus by John Fowles

👉 Guest Details

David’s writing has helped to shape the place-based education movement in the United States and around the world. He’s also a proponent of nature-based early childhood education. That means getting children outside, to play and learn in the natural world and in their communities.

David has worked with the National Park Service, the Children and Nature Network, numerous colleges and universities, a diversity of zoos and aquaria, nature centers near and far, independent and public schools in remote British Columbia and in inner city Boston.

He now lives in New Hampshire and is committed to cold water swimming, the exploration of landscape nooks and crannies and to joyfully embracing the gift of life on earth.

Wildlings Forest School Contact Details
Website
Facebook
Instagram
Youtube 

👉 Did You Enjoy This Episode?
If you enjoyed this episode and the Raising Wildlings podcast generally, we have a favour. Please take two minutes to subscribe, and to write a rating and a review. You can do that on Apple Podcasts right now by clicking here. If you are an Android user, you can follow the podcast on Spotify here and Google Podcasts here. Those actions will help the podcast reach more people, and we would be truly grateful. Thank you so much!