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 2-0: Welcome to Module 2 Next 2-2: Theme Gardens 12 Comments patricia.alvarez July 11, 2019 Log in to Reply forgot to mention – we are incorporating parts from the different types of gardens. we also eventually want to add a little fairy garden patricia.alvarez July 11, 2019 Log in to Reply Here are the design elements we hope to add to our area. 1. Paths – we have some old pavers from our old house that I would like to upcycle and paint numbers and shapes on them, then we could create codes on how to get across: so like 2, circle, diamond; the next would be 1, square, diamond…. these could lead to our gathering place 2. Gathering place – we want to create a little fort area with a NASA mission control center because my son loves space 3. Plantings – we decided on a pizza garden 4. Learning Station – a chalkboard wall and weather station 5. Sound – we have some wind chimes that need a little TLC Victoria Hackett November 13, 2019 Log in to Reply Fantastic! wecrazy6 May 6, 2018 Log in to Reply I would like to do butterfly bush and hummingbird feeders. Also baskets to store sticks and shells and word garden. Michelle Morse, East Bridgewater Victoria Hackett May 6, 2018 Log in to Reply This sounds lovely. I hope you can take before and after photos. sharoncoop April 16, 2018 Log in to Reply We will be adding a loose parts station, a quiet play space, and a water wall this summer! Victoria Hackett April 16, 2018 Log in to Reply Love the loose parts station. Make sure that there are holes in your storage containers (if you are keeping them outdoors) Love your summer ideas! Now we need good weather…:) sharoncoop April 16, 2018 Log in to Reply We have been exploring loose parts for a couple of years now at the Cooperative School indoors. This summer we are working as a team to create an outdoor storage system so that the children can access them easily without adult facilitation. Loose parts is so much fun for everyone – it is fascinating to see what children do with them! Victoria Hackett April 16, 2018 Log in to Reply Fantastic! We were just talking about this at a workshop. Thinking about adding loose parts that are larger(planks, etc) to allow children to drag and create obstacle courses. Great for large motor development. Something to think about. chantal.cool April 9, 2018 Log in to Reply I just spend about an hour sketching my vision so far for my yard ! Idea 1 : Main garden (6 plant/flower beds, herb wall on my fence, bird houses…) Idea 2 : I want to create a “Nature Corner” where my kids could put the things the collect when we are out in nature like rocks, acorns, etc. and also a sand box. Idea 3 : I’m going to put my “Mud Kitchen” behind my baby barn and on the side of my baby barn, 2 planters. One for my daughter and one for my son. Idea 4 : My front yard in shade all day so I want to create a place to rest… A swing, planters and plants that don’t need much sun I’m going to work slowly and focus on one area at a time ! This is exciting !!! Victoria Hackett April 10, 2018 Log in to Reply Fantastic! Can you send me a picture? I would love to see it. chantal.cool April 14, 2018 Log in to Reply I did, by email 🙂 That was a few days ago though… Leave A Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.