Let’s Explore Sun, Light, and Shadow Play

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 a profound knowledge and a pragmatic approach to every workshop she teaches. Whatever your training and development needs may be, Victoria is ready to work with you to provide training, facilitation, and consultation in a variety of outdoor learning areas.

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. 


Let’s Explore Sun, Light, and Shadow Play

1-hour workshop


Come learn about the elements of the science of sun, light, and shadows and how they can transform child’s play outdoors. Discover a variety of activities using different light sources and objects and how the sun’s position in the sky affects the size of shadows. Get ready to fill your “toolbox” with science-based nature experiments using sun, light, and shadow that your children will love.

In this 1-hour workshop, you will

  • Learn how to prepare to use the sun as a teaching tool.
  • Discover tips and tricks for light and shadow play.
  • Explore the value of exposing children to different types of light during different seasons.
  • Prepare your physical environment for Sun, Light, and Shadow Play

Fill your Nature-Based Toolbox with new ideas. With our activities, kids won’t even realize they learning.



  • Lifetime access
  • Participation Certificate
  • Input from a community of like-minded educators.

DID YOU ENJOY THIS WORKSHOP? Would you like access to the entire workshop library? 

As a member of THE CIRCLE Community each month you receive:

Outdoor Classrooms Tour and Talk

LIVE Teaching and Learning Roundtable/ Book of the Month

Access to the entire 1-hour Nature-Based Workshop Library (including any NEW workshops)

LIVE Q&A/Educator Lesson Exchange

Join THE CIRCLE: Our Membership Community TODAY! Learn more HERE. 



Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Students 120
  • 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.