Benefits of Outdoor Learning
Certified Outdoor Classrooms
Nature Explore © certified Outdoor Classrooms are dynamic, nature-based play and learning spaces. Our Outdoor Classroom allows students to apply research-based, field-tested design principles to create a nature-rich outdoor learning experience. Each preschool class visits the Outdoor Classroom once a day, spends time in about 3-4 interest areas a week, and follows a set curriculum for each month. Kindergarten also takes advantage of the Outdoor Classroom three times a week as a part of their Science and Social Studies curriculum.
Outdoor Classroom at Slavia Village
Where learning has no walls
Access to new learning opportunities is everywhere when children are outside. This could be watching a caterpillar form into a chrysalis, a bee finding pollen on a flower or an ant carrying crumbs back to its ant hill. It creates an interest in nature, how we can care for our Earth and the creatures that live in it. If we are able to spark this sense of appreciation of nature in our youth, you can only imagine what our world would look like in the future.
Hands on Learning
Instruction in the Outdoor classroom increases student engagement. This increase in engagement has been shown to positively impact stude...
Instruction in the Outdoor classroom increases student engagement. This increase in engagement has been shown to positively impact student’s motivation, enjoyment in learning, rejuvenate attention span, and improve overall mood even beyond instructional time.