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Longfellow School Garden



·         Children are spending half as much time outdoors as they did 20 years ago. (Juster et al 2004); (Burdette & Whitaker 2005); (Kuo & Sullivan 2001)

·         Today, kids 8-18 years old devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes using entertainment media in a typical day (more than 53 hours a week). (Kaiser Family Foundation)

·         In a typical week, only 6% of children ages 9-13 play outside on their own. (Children & Nature Network, 2008) 

·         Children who play outside are more physically active, more creative in their play, less aggressive and show better concentration. (Burdette and Whitaker, 2005; Ginsburg et al., 2007) 

·         The most direct route to caring for the environment as an adult is participating in “wild nature activities” before the age of 11. (Wells and Lekies, 2006) 

If you have garden tools at home that you would like to donate, or you can donate time or skills, please contact: 


Cassie Foss (Rego) 
cafoss@rochester.k12.mn.us

Mary Durgin 
madurgin@rochester.k12.mn.us

KJ Wagar 
kawagar@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

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