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Outdoor Learning In the News

OPINION: After bracing for the worst during pandemic schooling, we found hope and value in outdoor learning

Hechinger Report  (June 21, 2021)

The Pandemic Brought Many Maine Classrooms Outside, Now Educators Want To Keep It That Way

Maine Public (June 17, 2021)

Portland students learn outside for a year, no matter the weather

WGME (March 16, 2021)

Schools without walls: Lessons in outdoor education

CBS (March 14, 2021)


Outdoor classrooms 101

WABI-5 (March 4, 2021)

New women's outing club and girls' outdoor camp launching Down East

Bangor Daily News (March 3, 2021)

The case for outdoor schooling

Vox (February 11, 2021)

Green School Yards Covid Media Library

Very complete list of articles on this topic.


Outdoor Classrooms in the Age of COVID-19: Pros and Cons

Education Week (June 1, 2020)

California districts attempt to revive outdoor education programs slashed during the pandemic 

EdSource (July 6, 2020)

Outdoor Learning Safer in the Pandemic

Living on Earth (May 29, 2020)


I redesigned a school playground for my PhD – and the children got better grades learning outside

World Economic Forum (June 18, 2020)


Could Outdoor Learning Be the Key to Reopening Schools?

Next City (July 10, 2020)

Why Can’t We Just Have Class Outside?

The Atlantic (July 28, 2020)

Schools Beat Earlier Plagues with Outdoor Classes. We Should Too.

The New York Times  (July 17, 2020)

The Case For Outdoor Learning​

The New Haven Independent (August 4, 2020)

Schools seeking alternative to remote learning try an experiment: Outdoor classrooms

NBC News (August 5, 2020)

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The Ecology School

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Katahdin Elementary

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