The Perks of a Play-in-the-Mud Educational Philosophy

Most American kids don't spend large chunks of their day catching salamanders and poking sticks into piles of fox poop. In a nation moving toward greater standardization of its public-education system, programs centered around getting kids outside to explore aren't normal. But that's precisely what students do at the Nature Preschool at Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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