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Outdoor Learning Resources


OSSE has compiled resources to support the establishment or enhancement of outdoor learning on school grounds for schools.

Below is a list of resources currently available. Additional resources are in development and will be posted soon. Please let us know what resources would support outdoor learning in your school by completing this survey.

How to Begin

  • FAQ
  • The CDC’s Operational Considerations for Schools includes moving classrooms outside if the conditions are safe and conducive to a learning environment (must consider weather conditions, pollution, wildlife, etc.), as well as having meals outside.
  • Numerous benefits to students, especially in areas that have been severely impacted by the pandemic.

Planning and Designing Outdoor Spaces

Resources for Teachers and Educators

Date Title Registration Link
June 17, 2022 Quality Interactions during Nature Walks and Outdoor Play (WEBINAR) dcpdis.org/228108
July 15, 2022 From Garden to Classroom: Making Recipes with Kids (WEBINAR) dcpdis.org/228109
July 22, 2022 Nature Walks to Learn about the Ecosystem (WEBINAR) dcpdis.org/230454
Aug. 12, 2022 From Garden to Classroom: Making Recipes with Kids (WEBINAR) dcpdis.org/228110

Resources for Meal Service Providers

Case Studies

Additional Information