Teachers have known for decades about the benefits of outdoor education. Studies have shown that when you turn nature into classroom great things happen: retention and engagement increase, especially in students who don’t thrive in a traditional classroom setting; students who might have been apathetic towards science develop greater curiosity; and, they tend to be more mindful of issues around conservation and sustainability in their day-to-day lives. These are just a few of the benefits.
And they’re one of the many reasons Heidi Christison – a Science teacher at Boundary Central Secondary School in Midway, BC – has partnered with the Boundary Woodlot Association and turned woodlots into a classroom for her Grade 11/12 Environmental Science students.
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The Woodland Almanac is a quarterly joint publication of the Federation of BC Woodlot Associations and the Woodlot Product Development Council.