The Sky Above and the Mud Below

The Sky Above and the Mud Below

Lessons from Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens

by David Sobel

Published by: Redleaf Press

264 Pages, 8.50 x 11.00 in, Full color photographs

  • Paperback
  • 9781605546827
  • Published: October 2020


David Sobel’s follow-up to Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens walks readers through the nitty-gritty facts of running a nature-based program. Organized around nine themes, each chapter begins with an overview from the author, followed by case studies from diverse early childhood programs, ranging from those that serve at-risk children to public preschools to university farm programs to Waldorf schools.

Sample newsletters in each chapter show how real programs have tackled tough questions and sticky situations. The programs featured in these newsletters are from across the United States: Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, Vermont, California, Michigan, Rhode Island, Louisiana, and Indiana.