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7 years ago

A Place To Learn, Heal And Grow | Mary Kay

3BL Media
3BL Media
When the Arbor Day Foundation first approached us with the idea, I was skeptical – at best. Thanks but no thanks, I thought. A Nature Explore Classroom!? Mary Kay isn’t interested in building another playground.

“No, no, no,” they persisted. This isn’t a playground – it’s an outdoor learning space. A healing garden. There’s a curriculum and a plan. And while several have been built around the country, they continued, there has never been one built at a domestic violence shelter. The pitch continued – there is new and evolving science that proves kids who have been abused or subjected to abuse find healing in nature, not unlike therapy with music or in interacting with animals.

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