Blog Posts - Outdoor Classroom



Fifth Graders Creating a New Outdoor Learning Area

Fifth graders creating a new outdoor learning area are enjoying outdoor adventure and exploration. Already, the studets at Prospect Elementary School havc built a two […]...
by How To Learn on Dec 3, 2015

Building a courtyard classroom

Here is a look at my latest outdoor classroom project I completed recently. In early 2015 Scoil Mhuire National School in Lucan, Co. Dublin put out a tender to commission a creative outdoor space for the students to utilise for years to come. It...
by Stone Art's Blog on Jul 9, 2015

Outdoor Classroom Ideas

The PTSO sought teachers’ input on a fundraiser for the school. Several ideas were proposed and put up for a faculty vote. “Everybody wanted the outdoor classroom,” said EMS Principal Amie Dickerson. “We said, ‘What could we do that could i...
by Homedesigly on Dec 23, 2014

Teachers Learn Outdoor Lessons

Sometimes a hike is more than an enjoyable day in nature, when teachers learn outdoor lessons through hiking. Teachers at the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center […]...
by How To Learn on Nov 20, 2014

Gardens in Schools Become Outdoor Classrooms

A non profit organization is teaming up with school districts to help gardens in schools become outdoor classrooms for elementary students. The goal of Oklahoma […]...
by How To Learn on Nov 14, 2014

OKC Harvest takes gardens to schools in Oklahoma City area By Sarah Lobban, Staff Writer| November 11, 2014 5 Elementary students are budding with a […]...
by How To Learn on Nov 14, 2014

Gardens in Schools Become Outdoor Classrooms

A non profit organization is teaming up with school districts to help gardens in schools become outdoor classrooms for elementary students. Creating outdoor classrooms so […]...
by How To Learn on Nov 14, 2014

Outdoor Classroom Enjoyed By Students

An outdoor classroom enjoyed by students is now certified, meaning that the space is fully integrated into the school curriculum. Students at Prattville Intermediate School actually have instruction […]...
by How To Learn on Nov 7, 2014

Outdoor Classroom Enjoyed By Students

An outdoor classroom enjoyed by students is now certified, meaning that the space is fully integrated into the school curriculum. Students at Prattville Intermediate School actually have instruction […]...
by How To Learn on Nov 7, 2014

Middle School Students Create Outdoor Classroom

When middle school students create outdoor classroom green spaces, opportunities for learning, cooperation, and community service open wide. At Fremont Middle School, students in Alisa […]...
by How To Learn on Oct 14, 2014

Working Hands On With the Environment

Taking the classroom outdoors makes it possible for students to learn by working hands on with the environment.  Testing the waterways in a given area […]...
by How To Learn on May 4, 2014

Taking the Classroom Outdoors and In the Creek

Some novice scientists in elementary school are taking the classroom outdoors and in the creek.  Fourth and fifth grade students have work to do, studying […]...
by How To Learn on May 3, 2014

21st Century Learning in an Outdoor Classroom

A small school has found that 21st century learning in an outdoor classroom is a stimulating way to create a creative and personal experience while […]...
by How To Learn on Mar 21, 2014

Aquaponics Program Teaches About Sustainable Environment

Students of all ages are learning more than basic geometry and science where an aquaponics program teaches about sustainable environment.  At Kula Aupuni Niihau A […]...
by How To Learn on Mar 18, 2014

'The tree that ate the church' and other stone hungry Irish trees

Around this time every year I try and do a special tree themed blog post especially for National Tree Week which this year runs from 2nd March to 8th March.Reading through this wonderful new book by Aubrey Fennell about the Heritage Trees of Ire...
by Stone Art's Blog on Mar 3, 2014

An Outdoor Classroom

Having this sculptural outdoor classroom project for a school as my first large public work was both challenging and rewarding. Following a site visit with the arts committee of the school I created a concept that would be distinctive of the schools...
by Stone Art's Blog on Nov 29, 2013

The Family Tree Mosaic

As part of the sculptural outdoor classroom that I am working on at the moment for a school here in Dublin, I was asked to incorporate a tree somewhere into the design to represent the 'Family Tree'. The 'Family Tree' is a song which has come to symb...
by Stone Art's Blog on Feb 5, 2013

Happy New Year and reflecting back on 2012

Detail from the 'Family Tree' mosaic I am working on for an outdoor classroomHappy New Year everyone. I feel the need to write a new blog post as I have been neglecting to do so over the past six months or so. Looking back at 2012...
by Stone Art's Blog on Jan 6, 2013

How To Cultivate The Learning Process With An Outdoor Classroom

The Outdoor Classroom at Central School in South Berwick, Maine, is a place where students can explore a miniature rain garden, walk a balance boulder, [...]...
by How To Learn on Jul 16, 2012


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