The Outdoor Classroom
In today's world, there is an increasing need for children to have access to outdoor learning opportunities that enhance their health and well-being, provide a variety of educationally appropriate play activities, promote a direct experience with nature, and encourage a sense of community and responsibility for the natural world. The following links provide information regarding the value of green spaces and ways for families to connect to nature on Long Island. In addition, important research by Children and Nature Network provides resources on the benefits of outdoor experiences related to physical, mental, and social health.
Click on the images below to follow the links to begin your Outdoor Education experience!