Unstructured outdoor play is key to developing minds

Where can children in New York City find a little taste of the great outdoors? It’s not that easy when you live in a giant maze of concrete and steel, where gridlocked drivers riding their horns are often the wildest species around. One Brooklyn educator, Alicia Rose Tait Hedgecoth, decided to find a way to do it, and she didn’t look much further than the wilds of Park Slope.

Published in Sierra Club, December 2017. Photo courtesy of Torz Dallison Photography.

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