Sunday 22 October 2017

Dundurn School Heads Outdoors

Dundurn Elementary School has added an outdoor learning space to their playground to help students connect with nature and protect and respect the environment.

Over time, their plans grew to include a timber pergola, pockets of wilderness with trees and shrubs, a rock landscape, stepping stones, camp out benches, and a biking hill.

We’re delighted to have been able to support this project with a $500 EcoFriendly Action Grant. As Evergreen states on its website, “Taking kids outdoors is a great way to support their natural curiosity in the world around them and helps to develop their respect for nature.”

Outdoor learning is a chance to touch, see, and do; practise team problem-solving; recognize one’s place as part of a community with a responsibility for the natural environment; understand scientific concepts; and develop critical thinking skills (5 Benefits of Outdoor Learning).