Exploring Nature in Winter Masterclass

Included with the CIRCLE Membership
Get rid of the winter blues TODAY!

This course is free with the CIRCLE membership
or you can purchase as a standalone.

Learn to be able to kick the winter blues and enjoy all winter has to offer. The nip in the air, the bird songs, and maybe some hot chocolate as you explore the outdoors.

(Rg. $476)

$297/Annual Membership
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What if instead of complaining about the cold and looking at the kids blankly, you had hot lesson plans for any cold winter day?

Learn to be able to kick the winter blues and enjoy all winter has to offer. The nip in the air, the bird songs, and maybe some hot chocolate as you explore the outdoors.

What teachers are saying…

Winter is truly one of my favorite seasons for so many reasons. Cool, crisp air, fluffy snow, and icy puddles are so much fun to explore with children. If you are in search of inspiration, and tons of wonderful winter activities, then I highly encourage you to enroll in the Exploring Nature in Winter Masterclass with Victoria Hackett. A hearty New Englander herself, Victoria shares her experiences teaching outdoors in all weather. She will inspire you to pull on your boots and get out there! This amazing class is offered each year, and I have participated numerous times. I always come away energized and prepared to share what I learn with my young explorers. This is an outstanding course.


Do you know what to do with children outdoors during these cold weather months?

Does your mind want to go outside and do amazing activities, but your body says “Uh…let’s just stay inside.”

And when your kids ask you about the next time they’ll get to go out, you’re left looking like a deer caught in headlights. You don’t know what to say because you don’t have a plan or any systems in place for cold weather to play outdoors in winter.

Hey, I get it. Just last week, I was talking to a room full of teachers and they were perplexed as to what to do with their children outdoors. “It’s too cold”, “It’s too icy.” “It takes up too much time.”

It’s normal to want to curl up and snuggle through the cold winter months. But while skipping outdoor time may seem like a great idea at the moment, it can be a problem for everyone in the long run. Germs, lack of exercise, and boredom quickly result in behavior problems and sick, miserable, unengaged kids.
What if both you and your kids could kick the winter blues and enjoy all winter has to offer. The nip in the air, the bird songs, and maybe some hot chocolate as you explore the outdoors.

Introducing The Exploring Nature in Winter Masterclass

If you’re an early childhood teacher, director, parent, after-school provider, and/or homeschooler…this class is for you. Join the fun, get inspired, and explore nature during the winter months with kids.



Welcome to the Exploring Nature in Winter Masterclass where Victoria talks all about what is needed to start and kick-off this Masterclass. She will let you know everything you need to know to succeed!

Each lesson includes a pre-recorded video, course workbook, and activity assignments.


Module 1: Prepare & Plan to Teach Outdoors in Winter


“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” ~Bobby Hunsur

In this lesson you will discover the elements needed for planning to teach outdoors in Winter. 


Module 2: Winter Inspired Teaching and Learning


“Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.”

In this lesson, Victoria discusses what outdoor lessons are best to do in Winter. 


Module 3: Your Cold Weather Outdoor Classroom


“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing.”

In this lesson, Victoria walks you through the process of setting up and teaching outdoors in the Winter. 


Module 4: Collaboration & Emergent Winter Curricula


“When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.” Unknown

In this lesson, Victoria facilitates a discussion on the power of collaboration. 

What teachers are saying…

Getting the children ready to head out into the snow this morning reminded me that I wanted to sign up again for your Winter Masterclass. I think this may be the fifth time I have participated!

I just wanted to tell you how much I’m looking forward to joining with like-minded educators who know both the challenge of getting a class of young children out the door in the snow as well as the joy of sharing the magic of winter! This class really is a shot in the arm for me. Every year (and I’m sure this will be no different) my takeaways far exceed my input 🙂

I am looking forward to joining with you all soon.


Unlock this Masterclass and 36+ more workshops and 6 more courses with our All-Access CIRCLE Membership!

Here’s what you get each month in the CIRCLE Membership Community with 24/7 access!
The main purpose of The CIRCLE is to support, guide, and push you as you continually grow and sustain your Outdoor Classroom by providing the tools to help you set the right goals, then actually follow through on achieving those goals with the support of our community.


Guidance & Support from Victoria Hackett, M.Ed.

Connect with Victoria and our international community of educators in our two monthly LIVE Calls, Office Hours, and Private Facebook Community.


Begin your Journey with the Member Roadmap

Our practical and comprehensive program to help you plan, build and create a successful outdoor classroom. Access our suggested workshops and master classes.


Get Started with our Bootcamp

Learn the 5 Phases of Teaching Outdoors and use our Assessment tools as a guide. No more guessing or trying to do everything all at once, or not knowing where to begin.


Connect & Collaborate LIVE

A thriving community of educators is the heart of The CIRCLE and our LIVE Sessions is the place to get feedback, gain support and inspiration. A mix of beginners and experts makes for rich conversations.


Immediate Access to our Full Training Archive

As soon as you join, access 40+ one-hour Nature-Based Workshops, exclusive Master Classes that are deep dives on a range of specific topics. Participation Certificates are included.

Ready to kick the winter blues and enjoy your Outdoor Classrooms all year long?
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any prerequisites for joining The CIRCLE?

The CIRCLE membership community is designed to meet you where you are, even if you haven’t started your outdoor classroom yet. Our Membership Roadmap begins with our Outdoor Teaching Bootcamp which introduces the 5 Phases of Teaching Outdoors. The Bootcamp also includes many of our assessment tools which act as a guide in knowing exactly what outdoor teaching phase you’ll be starting in. The CIRCLE has no beginning and no end; therefore, as educators, we will be constantly evolving within each of the Outdoor Teaching phases.

I'm at square one with my outdoor classroom, is The CIRCLE right for me?

Absolutely – The CIRCLE covers every stage of planning, creating, and growing your Outdoor Classroom – from the very start where you just have a “seed” of an idea and nothing more. In fact, now is the perfect time for you to join The CIRCLE; as not only do we have trainings that will take you through every step, but you’ll also be able to get support and advice from within the community too, to help you through your journey.

I already have an outdoor classroom that is doing well, what can The CIRCLE do for me?

Assuming you want to keep growing your Outdoor Classroom then The CIRCLE can help you with fine-tuning your 5 Phases for Teaching Outdoors: Infrastructure, Get Outdoors, Teaching & Learning Outdoors, Weather, and Sustainability; as well as supporting you with working towards your future goals. This is certainly not a “beginner only” community – far from it! We’ve helped educators from all over the world grow their Teaching Gardens, so there’s plenty of expertise to offer that you’re sure to benefit from in your continued growth. Plus it’s more fun to do this work in a community of like-minded educators!

Is all the content available straight away or is it time-released?

BOTH! You get access to everything already inside The CIRCLE straight away! No waiting for content to be released to you, just jump in and start making use of the Outdoor Teaching Bootcamp, entire nature-based workshop and master class library straight away. Each month, you will receive a NEW Member Mission and Links to two LIVE Sessions. All LIVE Sessions are recorded.

When does the program begin? Is there a schedule?

Enrollment for The CIRCLE membership community is open. You will receive your enrollment confirmation within 30 minutes. The dates and links for the monthly LIVE Sessions are sent to you in our weekly CIRCLE News. A schedule is available in the membership portal. Otherwise, you have full access to the membership 24/7.

I'm really busy. How much time does this program take?

You will get out of this membership what you put into it. You do you. Some days you may have an hour, some days you may have 10 minutes, and others you may have no time at all. You might have a crazy-busy day and not get to any of it. Nobody’s keeping track of how much time you’re in the private portal. If you are pressed for time, my recommendation is to show up for the scheduled LIVE sessions when you can, check in with the private Facebook community, and set goals for the rest. The best part of the membership is the community and as long as you’re a member, you have access to all our resources!

Is there a penalty for canceling?

You are free to cancel your membership at any time, and you will retain access to the membership until your current payment period is complete.

While there is no financial penalty for canceling, we do not provide refunds nor do we prorate any uncompleted time in the program. You must cancel at least 3 business days before your auto payment is charged, or you will be charged for an additional month of the program. Please note: Once you cancel your membership, the price of the membership may increase over time. You will not be able to rejoin the program at your previous Member Rate.

What if I can't make the live sessions?

While we encourage you to attend the LIVE sessions when your schedule allows, live attendance is not a requirement for success in our membership. Each live session will be recorded, and the recordings will be posted in the course portal by 5 pm the following business day.

I’ve been teaching outdoors for years, is the CIRCLE right for me?

YES! We have educators in all phases of their outdoor teaching journey. They include, authors, Ph.D students, researchers, and leaders in the field. As a community of like-minded educators, we believe by working together we can help change the face of education for children.