Research is showing that children need connections with the natural world as a regular part of their healthy growth and development.
Our outdoor classrooms offer ample opportunities for science investigations, engineering, collaboration, creativity, and more.
Children are naturally drawn to active play outdoors: it allows them to explore their environment, develop muscle strength and coordination, and gain self-confidence.
To a passerby, the outdoor classroom may look like children playing outside as they always have. However, what is actually happening is rich, child-centered learning! These spaces intentionally provide a variety of experiences with learning goals in mind. They encourage children to initiate their own activities and create their own learning in an enriched, nature-inspired, and ever-changing environment.