A Mountain Classroom Activities to Get Students Learning Outside!

Below are a few activities to help teachers engage students outside:

Blending Play and Learning in a Forest Classroom

On September 14, 2020 Erin Hollingsworth, 2nd grade teacher at Gilmanton School shared her experiences with outdoor learning. Click on the link below to investigate ways to blend learning and play through the use of a forest classroom with elementary students.

 

Click here to view the slides from If You Didn't Get Dirty, You Didn't Play Hard Enough!

Mass Audubon's Nature Play Days

Mass Audubon has tons of free resources and activities to encourage families to get outside and explore.

Forest Ecosystem Activities and Lessons

Hubbard Brook has a ton of great education resources covering a variety of topics including:

-phenology
-climate change
-watershed dynamics
-forest ecology
-acid rain

Click here to see their K-12 Classroom Resources

Lesson Plan for 3rd-8th graders: Leaf ID & Photography

Click here for the lesson plan.

Overview: Like real scientists, your students must learn keen observation to take in information and record details of what they see. After all, it's only after someone has really seen something that he or she can make sense of it. Photography, especially photographing shapes and patterns, can be a great learning and assessment tool for capturing observations, documenting experiments, and revealing student understanding.

Twinkl Environmental Resources

Inspire your children to recycle and engage with environmental issues using our range of Eco, Recycling and Environment resources. Our recycling collection includes resource packs, worksheets, PowerPoints and games on plastic pollution, water, endangered animals and Fairtrade. Use them to engage children with fun and interactive lessons on recycling.

How environmental and outdoor education programs can help schools, students, teachers and families.

The guidelines created by the North American Association for Environmental Education explore how environmental education can play a key role in equitably reopening schools.

eePRO Webinars: The hub for environmental education professional development

eePRO has some interesting webinars coming up!

Reimagining Environmental and Outdoor Summer Camps

Join CAEE this coming Tuesday, May 12th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. MST to hear from a panel of organizations who have reimagined and relaunched their summer camps within the constraints of social distancing. 

Nature's Calling You: Resources from the Harris Center for Conservation Education

The Harris Center's in-person events and outings have been canceled , but our team of naturalists has plenty of ideas for how you can find solace, inspiration, and fun in the natural world — from tracking the spring bird migration to online events to activities for kids and people of all ages.

We're updating these offerings weekly, so be sure to check back for more ways to connect to the wild word, close to home.

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