"How To" Resources
Step 1: Create or Identify your Outdoor Classroom Space
"Base Camp" Method
The Base Camp method involves creating an outdoor classroom where outdoor learning starts and ends. Start simple and expand it with your students as you discover what you need for the space.
Select an area outdoors that is away from high distraction areas (ie playgrounds, PhyEd class, music class) that your students can use daily.
If possible, choose a space that you don't have to worry about reserving or sharing with too many other classes
Tree Stumps (reach out to local tree companies and request stump donations)
Sit Upons (purchased or made)
Cut up yoga mats
Tree cookies (thin slices of a tree stump)
Plastic bags with padding
Additional examples for making sit upons: https://www.gsutah.org/content/dam/girlscouts-gsutah/documents/Sit_Upons_Short_and_Snappy.pdf
Step 2: Make a Plan!
Resources specific to: Classroom Management Techniques and Outdoor Safety Guidelines - Things to think about prior to taking your students outside
PreK-5th grade schools, Home-based Child Care Providers, and Early Childhood Centers