News

  • Starting in February 2016, School's Out  will air on Public Television stations across the United States as part of the "Natural Heroes'" series, Season 7. Click here for airing times with local stations: Where to Watch.

    Confirmed TV screening times of School's Out in the Natural Heroes series:

    - WCMUDT, WCMZDT, WCMVDT2, WCMWDT2 and WCMLDT:
      Thurs. Feb. 25, 2:30am ET, and Sun. Feb. 28, 12:30am ET, Flint-Saginaw and Traverse City and Alpena, MI.
    - KVIEDT2, Sat. Feb. 27, 5:30pm PT, Sacramento, CA.
    - KOCEDT2, Sun. Feb. 21, 9:30pm PT, Los Angeles.
    - KPBT HDTV, KPBT and KPBTDT2, Sat. Feb. 20, 4pm CT, Odessa-Midland, TX.
    - KCOS HDTV and KCOS-X, Sat. Feb. 20, 11:30pm MT, El Paso, TX.
    - WIPBDT, Sun. Feb. 7, 5am ET, Indiana.

    - KVCRDT, Wed. Feb. 3, 10pm PT, California.
    - KRCBDT, Mon. Feb. 1, 7:30Ppm PT, California.







  • School's Out is On Tour with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Click on link for screening locations.

  • "Our" forest kindergarten is mentioned with photograph in the January 2016 issue of National Geographic
    article, This Is Your Brain on Nature.

  • Article in New York Times Preschools without Walls. Dec. 29, 2015.

  • School’s Out  has been listed as Featured Release on the homepage of its distributor's, Bullfrog Films, website for several months now: www.bullfrogfilms.com.

Contact us if you are interested in organizing a community screening of School's Out  in your town.


Trailer
    


Quotes

"Every parent and teacher should see this film."

Dr. Marcy Guddemi, Executive Director of the Gesell Institute of Child Development, CT

"thought-provoking"
School Library Journal


"a powerful and beautifully crafted documentary that illuminates who children are, what's important
to them, and what should be important to us as educators."

Salvatore Vascellaro, Graduate Faculty, Bank Street College of Education

"This film has touched me profoundly."

Barbara Stern, Early Childhood Education Consultant

"My children and I were riveted, amused, and entertained."
Jolisa Gracewood, author, editor and book reviewer, New Zealand


"School's Out  inspired me to found a forest kindergarten in my public elementary school."

Eliza Hutchinson, kindergarten teacher, VT

"One of the most powerful, paradigm shifting movies for me at this year's festival was School's Out. It dramatically changed what I thought about early childhood education. School's Out has certainly influenced how I will raise my children."
Lisa Tessarowicz, Board President, Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival

" ... the movie is a provocative jumping-off point for discussion precisely because the schooling it documents seems inconceivable to American parents and educators."
Emily Bazelon, Slate Magazine

"... a really uplifting and inspiring film which challenges us as a society to look at out early education system and to find a way to facilitate this sort of experience for more of our children."
Richard Irvine, Outdoor Learning blog



Press/Media

Outdoor Learning, School's Out, blog by Richard Irvine, January 7, 2016
. Richard is a qualified teacher from the UK and passionate advocate of quality outdoor learning.

American RadioWorks, Forest Schools, May 12, 2015 (mention of film at min. 2:30, total 33 minutes).
Emily Hanford visits a school in Quechee, Vermont that introduced a forest day. "Eliza Minnucci got the idea after watching a documentary about a forest school in Switzerland where kids spend all day, every day, out in the woods."

Shorter version:
NPR, Out of the Classroom and Into the Woods, May 26, 2015, (mention of film in 1st minute, total 5 minutes)

KPCW Radio Park City, Utah, This Green Earth, interview for Wild & Scenic Festival Tour, April 14, 2015.
(starts about @ minute 22).

Alternatives Journal, School's Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten, December 12, 2014.

MindShift, Let 'Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play in Kindergarten, July 23, 2014.

MassLive.com, Hartsbrook School to Launch Forest Classroom to Integrate Play, Nature and Learning, April 16, 2014.

Slate.com, Into the Woods: American Kids don't know how to explore. Maybe what they need is forest kindergarten, December 3, 2013.

Rustik Magazine, Reuniting Kids With Nature in Forest Kindergartens, August 20, 2013.

GoLocalPRov, A Forest Kindergarten Grows Great Kids, May 29, 2013.

New Haven Independent, Outdoor Kindergarten Proves Not So Scary, March 27, 2013.

   

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