Using the Outdoor Classroom to Teach CCSS!
- Garden-Based Education Lessons
- Garden-Based Book List
- Winter Lesson Ideas
- Mondo books with outdoor education extensions
- Life Lab
- The Science School Yard Blog
- Got Dirt?
- Got Veggies?
- Earth Partnership for Schools: Tools for Teachers
- Phenology Wheel / Life Cycle Units
- Seedfolks Student Work Packet
General Outdoor Learning Teaching Resources
- Growing a School Garden: A complete guide
- Behavior management tips
- In the digital age, how to get your kids excited about going outside
- Inquiry based math in school garden
- igardening: Integrated Activities for Teaching in the Common Core Era
- Top ten reasons to have an outdoor classroom in every school yard
- Nature play at home: A guide for boosting your children's healthy development and creativity
“As a former teacher and scientist, I can hardly express my excitement and gratitude that the garlic project has been integrated into Ms. Krug's lesson plans! Let's hear it for holistic learning!”
~Lake View Elementary Parent
“Gardens can serve as living laboratories in which students can see what they are learning and in turn, apply that knowledge to real world situations.” (Klemmer et al., 2005)
Students who had the opportunity to learn outdoors “developed observation skills and applied them in other classroom activities; improved descriptive and scientific vocabulary; demonstrated understanding of the scientific method;…and explored connections between science and writing.” (Castagnino, 2005)