Outdoor Classrooms Set Up for Success Series

Victoria Hackett



Are you wondering how to transform your outdoor space into a teaching garden? Do you have limited green space to work with? Are you overwhelmed with where and how to start your Outdoor Classroom?

Imagine being granted $5,000 to fulfill your Outdoor Classrooms dreams. Where would you start?

Now imagine a step-by-step system to guide you through the process of choosing proper plants, playscape features, and elements for effective outdoor learning spaces? Take it one step further and envision having the confidence to differentiate what items to purchase and what elements to repurpose for your Outdoor Classroom.

The Set-Up For Success Series is focused on Infrastructure which is Phase One in the Outdoor Teaching Bootcamp. If you haven’t already been through the Bootcamp, it is worth learning about each Phase and learning from the assessment tool where you should start on your Outdoor Teaching journey.

Each workshop, in the Set Up For Success Series, is designed to help you conceptualize, create, then launch your own one-of-a-kind outdoor classroom. This workshop series is a step-by-step guide that showcases exactly how to assess your outdoor space, understand the elements of The Four Types of Gardens, create a vision, plan your layout with select outdoor learning stations, and transform your outdoor space into an outdoor classroom. The underlying theme is “How to get the best bang for your buck” and still create amazing results in your teaching garden.

DETAILS: Pre-Recorded Workshops

  • Workshop #1: Assessment: How do I understand my site?
  • Workshop #2: The Four Types of Gardens: What could your space look like?
  • Workshop #3: Create a Vision: What do children need outdoors?
  • Workshop #4: Plan Your Outdoor Classrooms Layout
  • Workshop #5: Make Your Outdoor Classroom

The format of each workshop includes access to the Roundtable and Q&A/Educator Lesson Exchange in The Circle Membership community. 

  • Educators are provided with downloadable workbooks for each workshop.
  • The Workshop Series includes resource lists, templates, checklists, and take-action exercises.
  • Workshop and materials preparation.







Course Features

  • Lectures 7
  • Quizzes 0
  • Students 8
  • 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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