Throughout the month of May, Out of School Time programs have been Celebrating Afterschool! Outdoors in the Garden State.
The Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth visited Rutgers Gardens, Glassboro Child Development Center took a trip to Camden Children's Gardens, and Haddonfield Child Care celebrated the program with an outdoor art, music and family event.
In the sunshine of the month, programs visited gardens and held family events outdoors.
OST professionals gathered to discuss the importance of the connection between children and nature at the Celebrate Afterschool! Outdoors in the Garden state workshop at the Health in Child Care Conference in Somerset.
In the rain, programs used our Outdoors in the Garden State Tool Kit to bring Nature in.
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