Outdoor Teaching and Learning

About Outdoor Teaching and Learning

Portland Public Schools began expanding its infrastructure and use of outdoor teaching and learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and need for social distancing in schools. They are continuing this work because it's good for students in many ways. Research shows that outdoor teaching and learning builds stronger connections to nature; leads to increased academic achievement and student engagement; and improves physical and social-emotional health.

Your donation will increase opportunities for experiential, nature-based learning.