The Out of Doors
Submitted by Jason DuBose on Thu, 2017-07-13 00:00
When considering the outdoors, it would be nearly impossible to underestimate its value to humans. It's easy to contemplate the aesthetic and recreational value but there is so much more. We talked to a researcher today who was testing saliva to determine stress levels before and after spending time in nature. She said that stress was greatly reduced after spending just 20 minutes convening with nature. As an English teacher, it would be easy to take students outside for literature circles or Socratic seminars and the benefits are undeniable. How could you get students outside more?