Benefits of the Outdoor Classroom
Time in nature-based outdoor classrooms often sparks interest in learning that stimulate further inquiry indoors.
Children spend substantial periods of time outside, and it is easy and safe for them to get there; they are free to move easily between the indoors and outdoors.
Social distancing guidelines are easier to abide by with fresh air providing better ventilation.
Our outdoor space offers a balance of areas for physically active and less active play.
While outside, children frequently have the opportunity to initiate their own learning experiences and activities, with guides available to support them.
Higher, more positive self-esteem
Effective relationship building in a cooperative, non-competitive environment
Building a healthy and balanced internal psychology from time spent alone
Manifesting classroom harmony
Familiarity with and appreciation of nature
Wide, expansive view of how the world works
Building stewardship skills for the environment
Children experience nature in as
many wonderful ways as possible
An increase in physical development, capability, and activity
Setting up patterns for an active, healthy lifestyle
Fewer children suffering from diseases such as obesity, Diabetes, and ADD/ADHD
Stronger language, problem-solving, and communication skills through projects and group activity
Developing an interest in science and math through connection with nature
Fostering learning through self-initiation, control, and personal responsibility