Phase 2 - Outdoor Classroom

The Nature Explore Program is a joint effort of Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation in collaboration with organizations such as U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, American Society of Landscape Architects, and many others who are committed to re-connecting children with nature.

This concept plan has been developed based on field-tested, research-based principles for creating effective spaces that support children’s interactions with the natural world. The plan also incorporates many wonderful ideas from the staff, students and volunteers at Prescott Elementary School.

The entire space is divided into distinct activity areas. By providing a complete mix of activities, children with a variety of needs and learning styles are engaged. By keeping areas separated, behavioral issues are reduced. More things can be added to each area over time, but creating all recommended areas and providing at least one experience for children in all areas is important.
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