The Outdoor Classroom

Resources Used

A Place for Wonder: Reading and Writing Nonfiction in the Primary Grades by Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough

A wonderful and practical book inspiring teachers to tap into their students’ sense of wonder to enrich their teaching. Tried and tested in the implementation of inquiry programs.


The Garden Classroom: Hands-On Activities in Math, Science, Literacy and Art by Cathy James

Many inspiring ideas to use in an outdoor classroom. This is a text that is easy-to-use; it allows you to pick and choose easily, as descriptions of ideas are concise (limited to a page or two with eye-catching pictures which clearly model each idea).

Imagine Childhood: Exploring the World Through Nature, Imagination, and Play by Sarah Olmsted

This is a more in-depth look at the author’s experiences with the outdoors as a child. It is not as relevant or user-friendly.

A website which shows many different ideas for outdoor learning and features free e-courses through email.