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Benefits of the Outdoor Classroom
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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.
 



 


Psychological

Happier


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


Social-emotional mastery

 


Understanding

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


 

Physical

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


Cognitive

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