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Outdoor Learning

 

There are many benefits to taking learning outside. Some of these have been amplified during the current pandemic. Here are some resources to choose from.

Equipment

Outdoor Learning Store

Online Resources

Take Me Outside Canada

Environmental Educators PSA

Nature Journaling

Curated List of Resources

Kootenay Boundary Environmental Education Initiative

The Walking Curriculum

10 Tips for Teaching Outside the Classroom

Richmond Blog of Ideas

Thrive Outside

Edutopia Article

Books in the DLC

50 Fantastic Ideas for Maths Outside

Messy Maths

A Little Bit of Dirt

Ideas

Get Outside (GO) Bags. A backpack or cloth bag for each student that would have personal outdoor learning items in it. Some examples may be: pencil, magnifying glass, journal, clipboard with acetate cover, rain poncho, silly putty or playdough for impressions, ruler or measuring tape, hand sanitizer. What would you add?

Math Outside

– sidewalk chalk

– WOMI site

 

Homemade “Sit-upons”

  • take an extra-large Ziploc freezer bag and slide a section or two of newspaper into it, seal it up, label it with the student’s name. These can be used to take outside to sit on the grass and not get a wet behind:)