Antioch University New England and the Monadnock Progressive Alliance Education Group announce a free public screening of the short documentary “The Best Day Ever” on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 7 pm at the Keene Public Library. The film reveals the magic going on in local public school kindergartens where teachers take their students outdoors one full day every week, all year, in any weather.
Inspired by European Forest Kindergartens, a handful of teachers in the Upper Valley began dedicating one day-per-week to nature-based play and learning five years ago. The idea, since featured on National Public Radio and on The Atlantic Education blog, has caught the attention of parents and educators nationwide. Regionally, dozens of classrooms now spend frequent time in wild spaces, cooking over campfires, and learning and playing outdoors.
There will be a Q&A session after the film.