Resources and inspiration for getting children outside during the school day.
Why Outdoor Education?
An infographic on the research supporting outdoor education, from my most favorite website, the Children and Nature Network. They have other infographics, as well as an extensive research library that supports outdoor learning and lesson-planning.
Connecting Garden-Based Curriculum to Standards
This one-page brief comes from the Wisconsin School Garden Initiative (WGSI) and covers some basics about connecting the garden to the Common Core and other subjects. For more briefs on all things garden and outdoor classroom, visit their website. They've also got research links, garden stories, and topical newsletters.
The Ultimate List of Books that Inspire Nature Exploration
There are a million lists out there on books that connect literacy and nature. I like this one because it covers a lot of the books elementary teachers already have