Upcoming Screenings

March 24, at 1pm, March 25, at 7pm, and March 26, at 1pm at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Q&A with Rona after March 25 screening.

March 27, at Princeton Environmental Film Festival. Screening at 12pm at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey. Q&A with Rona.

April 24, with Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour, Dickinson College Outing Club, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

May 20-23, Ciranda de Filmes, Sao Paolo, Brazil. Exact date to be determined.
Film title in Portuguese: Do Lado de Fora: Lições de um Jardim da Infância na Floresta



"Every parent and teacher should see this film."

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

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


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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