Introducing Outdoor Learning: a four-part webinar series

with appearances from the US Department of Education in collaboration with a consortium of leading national organizations, including Ecorise, Green Schoolyards America, Out Teach, and FreshFarm Foodprints.

In this 4-part webinar series will offer clear and direct guidance for why and how your district can better invest in outdoor education using these resources.

In each session, a panel of expert speakers and school, district, and state-level practitioners will present data and experiences to support you to take action now to build out the supports needed to get more students learning outside more of the time. Across all sessions information will be shared to center equity and support funding strategies as well as allow time for questions and discussion. Educational leaders at the state, district and school levels are encouraged to watch.

Series Schedule

In order to continue to be able to provide you with valuable information, we created a short survey due Wednesday, June 15th at 11:59 p.m. PDT. 

Your feedback is invaluable not only for the partner organizations who organized this webinar series but will also be provided to the Department of Education. Taking advantage of this current funding opportunity and building momentum to provide robust outdoor education resources to students everywhere is a task we all can contribute to. Please share your feedback with us.

Why is outdoor learning important?

Outdoor education is a frequently neglected but powerful resource with a broad range of impacts that schools and school districts can develop to support the whole child. The US Department of Education supports the use of outside facilities to enrich the educational experience and support the mental and physical health of students. Federal ESSER Funds made available through the American Rescue Plan Act offer a great opportunity to invest in quality outdoor education infrastructure, training, staff and other resources.

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