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Walking In Nature Changes Your Brain – Evidence for Experiential Education

One of the most popular activities that we offer is the solo walk. Many Tremont participants have the opportunity to walk alone for 1-2 miles on the trails here in the park. During the walk, participants are spaced out about 2 minutes from one another, and are prompted to pay close attention to their surroundings [...]

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Free Your Mind to Wander – Evidence for Experiential Education

In this edition, we're getting creative. Rather, we're highlighting the mental boost in creative, higher-order cognition that results from taking time to immerse in nature. Consider that experiences in nature are popularly associated with words like "peace, "calm," "relaxed" and "serene." A term used by researchers for what these words are describing is "soft fascination," [...]

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Education is Suffering from Narration Sickness – Evidence for Experiential Education

In response to a host of developing societal issues, scientists across a wide spectrum of disciplines are studying the human-nature connection and what happens when we spend time in or become disconnected from the natural world. In this series, we'll take a look at research findings and anecdotes from past Tremont participants related to the [...]

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The Nature Conservancy – Evidence for Experiential Education

In response to a host of developing societal issues, scientists across a wide spectrum of disciplines are studying the human-nature connection and what happens when we spend time in or become disconnected from the natural world. In this series, we'll take a look at research findings and anecdotes from past Tremont participants related to the [...]

By | 2017-01-05T20:24:28+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Nature Conservancy – Evidence for Experiential Education

Unschooling – Evidence for Experiential Education

In response to a host of developing societal issues, scientists across a wide spectrum of disciplines are studying the human-nature connection and what happens when we spend time in or become disconnected from the natural world. In this series, we'll take a look at research findings and anecdotes from past Tremont participants related to the [...]

By | 2017-01-05T13:04:40+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Unschooling – Evidence for Experiential Education

Have You Ever Met a Tree?

The humidity today is hovering around ninety percent and the temperature on the ridgeline feels right about the same. I, nine students, and another teacher are in the process of getting cooked as we make our way down the trail. The gentle murmuring of students and the occasional rock being innocently (or not [...]

By | 2017-01-25T23:22:25+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Articles, Parent Resources, Teacher Resources|Comments Off on Have You Ever Met a Tree?