Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms: Designing and Implementing Child-Centered Learning Environments

Resource Category: Curriculum/Resource Guides

Transform outdoor spaces into learning environments where children can enjoy a full range of activities as they spend quality time in nature. This book is filled with guidance to help you plan, design, and create an outdoor learning program that is a rich, thoughtfully equipped, natural extension of your indoor curriculum. Loaded with practical and creative ideas, it also includes information to help you understand how outdoor classrooms benefits children's learning and development, collaborate with other teachers, administrators, and families to make your outdoor classroom a reality, create development and action plans to strategize and implement changes, and evaluate your outdoor environment, program, and practices. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms promotes the idea that if you can do it indoors, you can probably do it outside as well.