Outdoor Education Program – K-12 Program Themes

  • Practical – Exploration
  • Outdoor living knowledge and skills – Introduction to self-reliance and minimal impact
  • Group Dynamics Skills and Leadership – Introduction to care for others during outdoor activities
  • Outdoor activity knowledge and skills – Introduction to comfort in the outdoors
  • Safety and well being outdoors – Introduction to safe immersion in outdoor environments
  • Environmental awareness – Promoting curiosity, identifying fears of nature and outside environments, and promoting discussion about nature
  • Environmental management, conservation, and culture – Minimal impact on a walking excursion
  • Ecological literacy key themes – Nature as friend
  • Health and the Outdoors – The importance of fresh air and open space for play
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