Outdoor Learning for Schools During COVID-19

Are you considering outdoor learning this school year?

Help is available!

Outdoor and nature-based learning offer opportunities for social and emotional learning, community building, and positive academic outcomes. They also can be part of the solution to physical distancing and other COVID-related challenges. 

The Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center (BEEC) in Brattleboro can advise on:

  • strategies for setting up a physical outdoor teaching space, with a focus on safety
  • best practices for teaching outdoors, including:
    • helpful materials lists for both teachers and students
    • group management strategies and academic opportunities
    • flow of the day templates
  • resources about teaching outside and environmental education

BEEC has more than 25 years of experience collaborating with Brattleboro-area schools on nature-based learning. We encourage you to contact Joan Carey, BEEC’s Education Program Coordinator, at: joan@beec.org / 802-257-5785.

The Vermont Wilderness School can advise on: 

  • COVID prevention strategies in outdoor learning
  • How you and your students can spend more time outside this school year

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