Victoria Hackett

Outdoor Classrooms Training and Development Programs

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”  Ben Franklin

Outdoor Classrooms inspires early childhood teachers, out-of-school-time educators; along with, parents and families to create one-of-a-kind Outdoor Classrooms and/or Backyard Teaching Gardens. All on a shoe-string budget. One way we do this is through workshops and training.

All workshops and training are led by Victoria Hackett, M.Ed.  Whether your workshop is online or onsite, Victoria blends theory with hands-on problem-solving techniques, true-to-life anecdotes, valuable tips, and lively participation. Her extensive experience as a consultant/trainer/mentor and her background as a Natural Teacher allows her to bring profound knowledge and a pragmatic approach to every workshop she teaches.

The WORKSHOP BUNDLES ARE HERE! Since so many of you have been enjoying the 1-hour workshops and have inquired about purchasing them in bulk, I’m happy to announce that they are here! Did you miss a few of the workshops? Or, are you looking to hunker down on a rainy day and binge-watch all of them? Now you can! Interested? Learn more HERE. 



  • Date: June 23, 2021
  • Time: 6:00-7:00 pm (EST) 

Have you read the book, “It’s Not A Stick” by Antoinette Portis? Do you catch yourself saying to children, “Be careful with that stick?” What if we used our imagination asked children, “It’s not a stick, what is it?”  Come learn how sticks can be transformed into beloved loose parts (s) that will enhance your children’s outdoor experience. We will dig deep with small stick activities and dive even deeper with large stick projects. Remember… A stick can be anything you imagine!

In this 1-hour workshop, you will

  • Learn how to prepare yourself for adding sticks as loose parts into a new way of teaching young children outdoors.
  • Discover tips and tricks for inviting children to transform sticks into math play, dramatic play, and literacy outdoors.
  • Explore sticks as ART!
  • Dive into long-term stick projects!
  • Find out ways to Play! Play! Play!

Once you prepare and plan, you will be ready to take the leap and start teaching outdoors. Kids won’t even realize they learning. Let’s make teaching outdoors the norm.


  • Downloadable Workbook
  • Lifetime Access
  • A community of like-minded educators and parents



Course Features

  • Lectures 1
  • Quizzes 0
  • Students 2
  • Assessments Yes

My mission is for every child in every school to have access to an Outdoor Classroom. Therefore, I inspire educators to teach outdoors and lead an on-line virtual community of Natural Teachers all over the world to create their own Outdoor Classroom story.


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