CoursesOutdoor ClassroomsDesigning an Outdoor Classroom Welcome 3 A Welcome Message For You Lecture1.1 Online Classroom 01 min Lecture1.2 Welcome Center 30 min Lecture1.3 How this Course Works 30 min Module 1 5 Getting Started Lecture2.1 1-0 Welcome to Module One 01 min Lecture2.2 1-1: Purpose 01 min Lecture2.3 1-2: Foundation 01 min Lecture2.4 1-3: Clarity 01 min Lecture2.5 Seeds of Inspiration: Case Study 01 min Module 2 5 Design Options Lecture3.1 2-0: Welcome to Module 2 01 min Lecture3.2 2-1: Basic Garden Elements 01 min Lecture3.3 2-2: Theme Gardens 01 min Lecture3.4 Seeds of Inspiration: Case Study Tour 01 min Lecture3.5 2-3: Challenges & Possibilities 01 min Module 3 6 Sustainability Lecture4.1 3-0: Welcome to Module Three 01 min Lecture4.2 3-1: Behind the Scenes 01 min Lecture4.3 Seeds of Inspiration: Case Study Interview 01 min Lecture4.4 3-2: Master Plan 01 min Lecture4.5 Seeds of Inspiration Case Study Tour 01 min Lecture4.6 3-3: Certify Your Wildlife Habitat 01 min This content is protected, please login and enroll course to view this content! Prev 1-2: Foundation Next Seeds of Inspiration: Case Study 9 Comments patricia.alvarez July 10, 2019 Log in to Reply I liked how you defined the 4 types of different gardens. I think the Art and Beauty garden could include a place for meditation as well. I think sometimes when schools think school garden – many think vegetables and be overwhelmed. But there are different types of gardens – the whole idea I think is to get kids outdoors and connect back to the earth. Love the curriculum on the go kits – I have done something similar with my son when we go on hikes but never thought to make it more curriculum or themed tied to a book to include more literacy. wecrazy6 May 6, 2018 Log in to Reply Love the quote,” Tell me I forget, teach ne I may remember, Involve me and I learn” by Ben Franklin. ,Children learn in different ways visually ,hearing and hands on. The outdoor classroom premotes of all these learning styles Victoria Hackett May 6, 2018 Log in to Reply Yes, one of my favorites quotes too. It’s important for a teacher to teach in different ways and I believe the outdoor classroom allows us to do this. sharoncoop April 16, 2018 Log in to Reply You shared many of these at the SEEPP conference last weekend and I felt as if my educators and I could not write them down fast enough! So many great ideas – I love the Wonder Boxes, the Mud Kitchen, the Water Wall (and we thought of a sand wall….) – we are already planning them for our playground at the current site and will be creating them up the hill at The Cooperative Nature School come this summer. The teachers were excited about these ideas. We have had a Little Free Library for years at the current site – it is a great literacy exchange between families and the school. It gets a lot of action with many families taking and leaving books every day as they leave school. Victoria Hackett April 16, 2018 Log in to Reply You are on your way! I love that you have experienced the magic of Little Free Libraries. Make sure you take before and after pictures! You will love it and will be amazed when you look back. Love your energy and enthusiasm. chantal.cool April 3, 2018 Log in to Reply After watching this video, I went for a walk in my backyard, in deep snow! I wanted to measure the space behind my pool fence and the little forest we have in the back. I have an area that is 40 feet long by 12 feet wide. What I have in mind so far is the following: – I would love to have a suspended herb garden on my fence. I’m thinking of hanging baskets, not to high so my daughter would have full access but I’m thinking vertically so I can maximize my space. – I also picture a small bird sanctuary at the entrance of our little forest. I love the picture you posted in the video of just posts with little bird houses and/or bird feeders attached to them. – On the ground, I would love to have 6 flower beds and keeping in mind the 4 types of gardens, I could have 4 beds of veggies/fruits and on each sides, a flower bed that attracts wild life like butterflies with beautiful flowers. – I’ve also been wanting to create a mud kitchen for my daughter for a while now so I’m thinking that just behind our shed, I could build a little structure that she could use to get messy! – Finally, I also see a bench to read and a few logs to sit and/or play. I will go take some picture when there’s a bit less snow and also and I am planning to take an hour tomorrow evening to sketch out my ideas so I can take a picture of that as well and post it here as soon as it’s finished! I was wondering if there was a way I could get the “Take action worksheets” in Word format instead of PDF since I would love to be able to simply download them and add to them directly. This is just a suggestion 🙂 Victoria Hackett April 3, 2018 Log in to Reply Fabulous ideas! I can’t wait to see the pictures! I think you should take a picture of yourself measuring your yard in the snow. 🙂 chantal.cool April 4, 2018 Log in to Reply Haha great idea ! As soon as my hubby gets home, we’ll do that 😛 Victoria Hackett April 4, 2018 Log in to Reply You will look back and laugh! Make sure you send me a copy! I would love to see. 🙂 Leave A Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.