Working with students outside can be rewarding and exciting. You can plan an outdoor lesson just as you would a classroom activity, but there will be some things that you won't encounter in the classroom. Use the tips in this section to help you become more prepared and succeed in your outdoor classroom. The more you use your School Forest, the more comfortable you'll become.
Research - Outdoor education
Reference Books - Working with students on natural resource projects
Taking FOSS Outdoors Folio - A general guide that answers many questions on how to take students outdoors for learning.
Science in the Schoolyard Video - A production by the Boston Schoolyard Initiative which provides guidelines and shows teachers using them in real situations with students.