Welcome to the School Forest Program website!
A school forest is an outdoor classroom. Students learn and apply math, art, science, language arts, and social studies while gaining an appreciation and awareness of natural resources.
For students, School Forests develop and provide:
- sense of community
- knowledge base
- life-long critical thinking
- real-life situations
- frequent, enjoyable outdoor experiences
- engagement in learning
For schools, the School Forest program provides:
- great program benefits
- outdoor and environmental education assistance and resources
- land management assistance and other support services
Open the door to natural resources for your students today!
Updated Activity Board
Now you can search the Activity Board by subject, grade level, or key word for lessons that meet academic standards outside.
Check out the GPS kit
The GPS kit includes lessons, 25 Garmin units, 30 compasses, a teaching compass, and more. School Forest teachers can check it out for up to three weeks. It ships to your school and back for free.
See the Site Features page to get ideas for your next project. View other School Forest site features such as benches, classroom seating areas, signs, and wildlife features.