Fundamentals

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Introduction to the Outdoor Classroom:
Why, What & How

This introductory workshop provides an overview of the Outdoor Classroom Project; what it is, how it works, and why it is needed. Recommended as the first workshop for those interested in the Outdoor Classroom. (1-2 hours)

Outdoor Classroom Activities

With over 200 photographs covering 24 activity topics, this workshop provides an extensive survey of many kinds of activities that can be carried out outdoors. It is ideal both for those beginning their Outdoor Classroom and those who are experienced but looking for additional ideas. This workshop is often paired with the introductory workshop. (1-2 hours)

Implementing the Outdoor Classroom

This workshop combines the tasks of evaluation with those of developing the Outdoor Classroom from scratch. It is often the third workshop of the series that includes the introduction and activities workshops. It provides a step-by-step process that individual centers can follow in evaluating, designing, and developing their Outdoor Classrooms.  It can be presented at a center to the entire staff or to a diverse group of ECE professionals who want to lead implementation efforts at a variety of locations. (1-2 hours)