The Outdoor Classroom
Children benefit from spending time in the natural world, and the best teacher is Mother Nature.
The Outdoor Classroom is a very special natural space beside the Environmental Learning Center, with research-based landscaping and structures designed to provide kids with opportunities to reconnect with nature. There are dedicated stations facilitating Music and Movement, Building, Climbing and Running, and other such great activities kids can do outside. Other fun stations are the 'Messy Materials' Area, Water Feature and Gardening Area. The Gathering Area with solid log-hewn benches is a good spot for Nature Stories.
Harrison Hills Environmental Learning Center Outdoor Classroom
Gathering area—Use this calm space for quieter activities.
Messy Materials area--Provide children with awide variety of natural materials to explore.
Stage—Use imagination and build self-assurance
Building--Inspire creativity and hands-on learning with natural building materials.
Nature Art--Inspire close observation and a sense of wonder with natural art materials.
Waterfall—Look and listen
Music and Movement--Let the beauty of nature inspire musical self-expression.