Drive teaching and learning with an outdoor program

According to Mike Chapman, a former instructor with the Cadet Corps Leadership Program at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., “the greatest opportunity that the pandemic provided was the opportunity to teach — and learn — outside.”

“For example, at my school, we were fortunate enough to teach all of our classes outdoors for most of this past year,” he writes for Edutopia. “We used a local national forest for grade-level outdoor education trips. And now, with school resuming, we are finding that most of us still prefer outdoor venues for most meetings and gatherings.”

Chapman offers eight steps to launch an outdoor learning program.