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Curricula

Tie your outdoor features to curricula goals

Kids in Vegetable Farm

School gardens

Engaging students, staff and families with hands on gardens

Jumping in the Leaves

Play & Enjoy

To support physical activities and wellness

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Partner programs

Lots of great ideas to share from other agencies

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Ecology

Supporting ecosystem functions for healthy earth and wildlife

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Resources

Learn about resources to help learn, grow and enjoy the outdoors

Forest

CURRICULA

Next Generation Science Standards - Design features to teach to specific grade levels and key teaching points.....for example:

  • Kinderg‚Äčarten - insects and parts of the butterfly, life cycle of butterfly

  • K & 1st grades - parts of a plant

  • 1st & 2nd grade - animals in their habitats

  • 3rd grade - soils

  • 4th & 5th grades - climate and ecosystems

  • Hands-on observations, compare/contrast, explore & discover

Reading, writing, language arts - Taking the work outside inspires students in quiet and beautiful settings:

  • Nature journaling

  • Story telling

  • Poetry writing

  • Quiet reading or read out loud to group

Mathematics and Physics - Most every math concept can be taught outdoors, including:

Art - Being outdoors in a natural setting can calm, inspire and support creativity:

  • Displaying art - whether on a permanent frame or temporary/event spaces

  • Painting - all types of media

  • Creating natural dyes

  • Permanent art installation

Educational signs/features - Signs can support teacher lessons as well as self-guided learning, by both students and families after school hours:

  • Learning posts - painted with a variety of curricula themes

  • Aluminum signs - permanent signs designed with images / text 

  • Sign boards - larger boards with etchings, drawings, painting to tell stories and themes

  • Student art projects to add color and character to each project

Career focused / Technical training - identify features and partnerships to support middle and high school students with projects to meet long-term projects and skill development:

  • Project specific design - work with students to identify semester and community service projects

  • Stewardship partners - connect students with local partners/schools that would benefit with assistance on service projects (long term or event) 

  • CTE projects - work with CTE programs/teachers to identify projects and tasks to meet CTE goals

  • Mentorship partners -- connect schools with projects where older students can assist, such as growing plants, building habitat structures, etc.

Reach out and let's chat. I'll bring the tea and we can talk about how we can help.

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Vancouver, Washington 98666

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360.771.2925

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