Trips to the Outdoor Learning Center are individualized to the classroom teacher and student needs. All instruction is provided using hands-on, real-world, outdoor experiences. The students become scientists for a day using tools, required skills and techniques to solve scientific problems.
The Outdoor Excursion provides a full day of hands-on, real-world, outdoor experiences. The students become scientists for the day engaging in authentic studies learning scientific methods and the required skills and techniques to solve scientific problems.
The Outdoor Academy provides a multiday experience in which the students and classroom teachers become fully immersed with hands-on, real-world, outdoor experiences while learning the scientific methods and techniques to solve scientific problems. All curriculum units are STEM-based with individualized opportunities for every school to select specific units most applicable to their programs.
- A fifth grade teacher
"The children saw, experienced, touched, and learned more than a week in a classroom could provide. More importantly, we saw learning and teaching going on the way we know it should... They got to get down and dirty. They explored, caught, measured, encouraged, questioned, hypothesized, corrected, ran, whispered, walked, dreamed and laughed all day long."