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Read Often, Read Print Books to Young Children

Two new research reports get specific about the benefits of reading to young children. Reading from print books is better than ebooks for language learning and children who are read to daily will hear one million more words than peers who are read to once a month.

Get Involved in Screen Free Week

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is encouraging schools, parents and other community organizers to rally around “screen free week” coming up April 29th through May 5th.

Creating The GreenBee Wildlife Web

Over the past months, member schools across the continent received biodynamic pollinator seed packets generously donated by Turtle Tree Seed. With these seeds, Waldorf schools are creating brand new pollination gardens or strengthening existing ones for their schools and communities. 

Thank You Turtle Tree Seed

Waldorf schools around North America are cultivating gardens and bee-tending programs to help rebuild the pollinator population. For this, we owe great thanks to Turtle Tree Seed, a Biodynamic and organic seed farm located on the Camphill community in Copake, New York.

Waldorf Students Take On Plastics Pollution

Maple Village Waldorf School Students recently participated in Algalita’s POPS International Youth Summit, a 3-day empowerment experience held at the Ocean Institute.

Spikenard Farm Scholarship Winners

AWSNA is proud to announce the final award recipient list for the scholarship to attend a summer beekeeping workshop with the renowned teacher Gunther Hauk of Spikenard Farm and Honeybee Sanctuary.

Growing Up Green is Good

The more of one's childhood spent close to greenery, the lower the risk of mental health problems later in life. Growing up near vegetation is associated with an up to 55 percent lower risk of mental health disorders in adulthood.