The Dirt on Outdoor Classrooms

by: Steve Rich

Tired of hauling materials into the schoolyard for outdoor science activities? Why not dig up what you need to create a permanent, central, outdoor space that lends itself to integrated learning? This article describes the three main components that are necessary to launch a successful outdoor classroom project—a good plan, student enthusiasm, and financial support. An outdoor classroom will plant the seeds of learning and foster quality environmental education at your school.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 5/1/2000Stock # ss00_023_08_20Volume 023Issue 08

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