Foul Weather Kindergarten Kids Embrace Mother Nature

Nathaniel Brooks for the NYTimesGreenTracker| Many US schools have been planting gardens in an effort to reconnect children with nature. The NYTimes gives us a look at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs, one of a few schools taking learning outdoors to an entirely new level.

Like old-fashioned mailmen in foul-weather gear, the 23 kids in Waldorf School forest kindergarten spend three hours each day outside, in snow and freezing temperatures. The project is based on the teachings of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner and offers no formal academic curriculum until the first grade. Read Forest Kindergarten at Waldorf School in Saratoga Springs NYTimes