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Guidance & Resources for Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Spaces

Resource Library

National School Ground Greening Resources


How to Conduct an Outdoor Space Inventory

Teens to Trails

Outdoor Classroom Design and More

Green Schoolyards of America

Outdoor Infrastructure Cost Estimate Tool

Green Schoolyards of America

Outdoor Classroom Procurement Checklist

Portland Public Schools Outdoor Learning

Materials Options for Outdoor Classroom Infrastructure

Reid Anderson, Outdoor Consultant

How to Build an Easel

Portland Public Schools Outdoor Learning

Guide to Advocating for Outdoor Classrooms in Coronavirus-Era School Reopening


How to Create an Outdoor Classroom in the Era of COVID-19

Laura Blaisdell, MD/MPH

What Summer Camps Have to Offer

Summer Camp Resource List

Maine Summer Camps membership

Maine Summer Camps

Models, etc.


The Ecology School

Draft Outdoor School Model Schedules

Green Schoolyards of America

Draft Learn Outside Instructional Model

Green Schoolyards of America

Example Schedule and Curriculum Ideas

Inside-Outside New England


Additional Resources

Maine Environmental Education and Outdoor Learning Resource Directory

Teach ME Outside

National Environmental Education Guidance to Schools

Maine Environmental Education Association

Learning Lab

The Climate Initiative

Draft Maine Back to School Framework

Department of Education

Diverse Resources for Outdoor Learning

Includes vast array of Articles (why do this), Activities (how do this), Strategies, etc.

Learning for Nature by ME

From Anecdotes to Evidence: Demonstrating the power of environmental education

eeWorks, North American Association for Environmental Education

Outdoor Learning: A Solution for Schools During COVID 19

Natural Start Alliance

A recording of a panel of experts (outdoor educator, administrators, and a pediatrician) who share the hows and whys around outdoor learning as a response to reopening in this uncertain time.

COVID-19 Green Schools Guide

Natural Resources Council of Maine

Winter Resources

Learning in Winter Position Statement

WinterKids Guide to Active Outdoor Learning


WinterKids Resources for Educators


WinterKids Winter Games


Registration is now open for Maine teachers and families (hybrid and remote learners) to participate in the fourth annual WinterKids Winter Games, a 4-week series of fun outdoor physical activity and nutrition challenges for kids.

Frequently Asked Questions

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