“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
Chief Seattle, 1854
Hands-on Outdoor Place-based Education is an interdisciplinary and multi-curricular practice using the natural environment as a foundational context for the curriculum.
An outdoor classroom is a natural or designed landscape directly outside the school building that serves as a venue for teaching formal standards-based and informal education in all the disciplines. It can be an edible garden, rain garden, pollinator garden, trail, woodland, meadow or flower pots.
Botanical traditions is the study of biodiversity, the role of plants in the ecosystem, the historical relationships between humans and the plant kingdom and human cultural practices that impact plant communities.