Outdoor Education Program – Core Ideas

The Outdoor Education learning at ACS can be summarized under the following organizing ideas:

  • There is a range of skills and knowledge required to be active and safe in the outdoors.
  • Individuals need to work together to achieve common goals in outdoor activities.
  • An individual’s experience in natural environments enhances human-nature relationships.
  • Ecological, cultural, and personal knowledge of, and experiences in, places enhances decision making about conservation and sustainability.
  • Being in nature promotes health and wellbeing.
  • Experiences and journeys in natural environments promote personal growth and development.
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