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540252 (Softbound)
544205 (e-book)
ISBN:
978-1-60554-025-2 (Softbound)
978-1-60554-420-5 (e-book)
Age Focus: 0-8
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Create an outdoor learning program for young children

Transform outdoor spaces into learning environments where children can enjoy a full range of activities as they spend quality time in nature. This book is filled with guidance to help you plan, design, and create an outdoor learning program that is a rich, thoughtfully equipped, natural extension of your indoor curriculum. Loaded with practical and creative ideas, it also includes information to help you

  • Understand how outdoor classrooms benefits children's learning and development
  • Collaborate with other teachers, administrators, and families to make your outdoor classroom a reality
  • Create development and action plans to strategize and implement changes
  • Evaluate your outdoor environment, program, and practices


Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms promotes the idea that if you can do it indoors, you can probably do it outside as well.

About Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson co-founded the Child Educational Center, Caltech/JPL Community near Pasadena, CA, in 1979. As the Director of Consulting and Educational Services, he manages the Outdoor Classroom Project. An adjunct professor since 1977, Eric developed a course on outdoor classrooms, which evolved into a series of outdoor classroom specialist trainings. He presents on a broad range of topics related more..


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