Daytrips are a perfect experience for students to experience the great outdoors. Hands on and interactive lessons provide a much deeper and richer educational experience than can be offered solely in the classroom. Students are able to learn by seeing and taking part in natural processes themselves. And the lessons are fun! This creates a positive impression of the natural world that students take with them, fostering a sense of environmental stewardship.
The overnight experience at House In The Wood is key to the program’s success. While day trips to natural settings are great experiences for students, they can only do so much to instill a lasting affinity for and connection to the environment. Going home at the end of the day means just that – nature is something that you leave when you go home. Spending the night in a natural setting, however, teaches students to appreciate that they are interdependent with the world around them. Students learn that what happens in the natural world affects them, just as they affect the natural world.
Outdoor Education Subject Areas
House In The Wood has lessons for grades 3-12 based on Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Below you can see the main subject areas and activities available for your scholors.
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