Outdoor learning class for younger children takes off in Louisville – Spectrum 1 news March 22, 2022

Forest schools have gained popularity during the pandemic as it provides an outdoor learning setting.

It’s a type of early childhood education that takes place in forests or woodlands instead of an indoor classroom. She liked what she was learning about those. Plus, the thought of an outdoor setting was appealing because of COVID-19.

You really get to use those five senses when you are out in nature and our kids get to develop those five senses and the language that comes with them when they are feeling things and making those associations. It’s very hard to replicate that in an indoor classroom,” said Wilkinson.

Spectrum News 1 joined LEAP Outside for a full class on a Wednesday morning at the Black Acre Nature Preserve.

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1800s Federalist-style home in Louisville boasts 6 fireplaces, 15-foot gilded mirror & more Courier Journal, March 10, 2022

The homestead at Blackacre Conservancy holds a lot of Bluegrass State history; it was built more than 200 years ago when Kentucky first became a state. But the almost 300-acre property is about so much more than a historical home. It is also the site of the largest community garden in Jefferson County, the state’s first nature preserve, a farm with one of the last double-crib Appalachia-style barns in America, and more.

“It’s like a walking museum,” Susan Speece, director of marketing and events, told The Courier Journal. “It’s an outdoor museum where people can learn about (everything from) the barn, to the spring house, to (the stone cottage).”

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Blackacre Conservancy Has Something For Everyone.   Jeffersontown magazine April 2022

Blackacre is becoming a popular destination of choice in Jefferson County. Blackacre’s Executive Director shares what makes Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead so special,  how the community can get connected and make a positive impact.


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