Sheila and Maria discuss how nature can be the best classroom and the importance of creating space for your family to experience time together disconnected from daily life. Sheila recounts her family’s recent river rafting adventures and the learning opportunities that were presented.
“The things they saw, the experiences they had, the adventures, the mishaps...all of those things create this magic.” - The Moms I Know
The great outdoors can be the best classroom. As Sheila describes the adventures she and her family have had on the river, from prepping for these trips to the many unexpected events along the way, she also shares the many opportunities for learning that they have experienced together and how to derive curriculum from these adventures as they unfold.
“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder… he (or she) needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” - Rachel Carson