The Outdoor Classroom Project is conducting a variety of research projects in collaboration with Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. We primarily focus on exploring the skills children are developing in nature-based learning environments, and to this end are collecting and analyzing data based on direct observations of children at the Child Educational Center in La Cañada, California.
View our research papers:
- Playing with Nature: Supporting Preschoolers’ Creativity in Natural Outdoor Classrooms
- Child-Initiated Experiences in the Nature Explore Classroom
- Raindrops on Noses and Toes in the Dirt – Infants and Toddlers in the Outdoor Classroom
For additional research papers and to learn more about our research approach, visit the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation website.