Outdoor Learning Environments

Title Abstract Publication Date
Playing in Place: Why the Physical Environment is Important in Playwork. The aim of this paper is to set down some of the theoretical dimensions of the physical environment to encourage playworkers to consider space and its content as a versatile, valuable support in... 01/25/1999
Portraiture of a Green Schoolyard: A Natural History of Children's Experiences Children in the United States are losing access to nature, yet previous research suggests that time in nature provides benefits for children's healthy development. Youth withdrawal from the... 12/31/2011
Programme Evaluation Summary Report for Schools. Reviews the work of the Royal Bank of Scotland's Supergrounds Program from its initiation in Sept 2004 through June 2010. The program gives grants to schools to improve their outdoor space and... 02/28/2009
Prototype: Enhanced Modular Childcare Facility. Presents a prototype modular early childhood facility, featuring the rotation of one modular of a 3-modular unit to break up the repetitive, boxlike nature typical of modulars. The turning of one... 12/31/2002
Public Outcry Increasingly Becoming Safeguard of University Forests. Examines the quantity of forestland owned by universities, and how they are used for field instruction, research, demonstration, and minimally, timber production. Public outcry against generating... 06/30/2010
Queen Anne High School, Scotland Profiles this Edinburgh-area high school, built through a 25-year public-private partnership contract, as part of Scotland's first phase of recent school estate renewal. The school is built...
Reimagining Outdoor Learning Spaces: Primary Capital, Co-Design and Educational Transformation. Provides a handbook for rethinking the use of outdoor spaces for a broad range of possible learning and play opportunities, and purposes aimed primarily at the elementary sector. This publication... 12/31/2007
Retrofitting the American High School Campus: Thinking Green at Corcoran. Explores the integration of the school curriculum with school grounds through the creation of a new environmental education center with associated outdoor learning areas within the Corcoran High... 04/30/2005
Rio Del Norte School, Oxnard, California. The first new school built locally in over 35 years, Rio Del Norte School realized that critical to their success was the inclusion of the community in the planning process. Classrooms have been... 01/31/2002
Roofing: A Growth Opportunity. Describes challenges and benefits of vegetative roofs and summarizes the challenges and considerations for installation and maintenance. 12/31/2010
Room to Grow. Uses example of the botanic garden at University of Chicago to cite other examples of arboretums and gardens included in college and university campuses. 07/31/2011
Ross School, Ross, California. Describes the title school building by EHDD Architecture, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on the architects, manufacturers/suppliers, and construction team; a... 02/28/2003
San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance The San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance promotes inclusive, community driven processes that create and maintain healthy, environmentally sustainable learning environments in San Francisco's...
School Design and Students' Relationships with the Natural World This qualitative study is an exploration of intermediate students' experience of the natural world as mediated by indoor/outdoor elements. The fieldwork for this project was conducted in the... 03/31/2012
School Gardens: Raising Environmental Awareness in Children. This paper explores the reasons for gardens and natural spaces on school campuses and the effects that such exposure to the natural world has on the students. Blending case studies, observational... 12/31/2000
School Greenhouse Guide This online guide to school greenhouses is a basic overview of key issues relevant to educators planning to run—or currently running—a school greenhouse program. It covers both operational and... 10/31/2010
School Grounds Describes the direct effect between the way school grounds are designed and managed, and the behavior and attitudes of the pupils. Discusses several countries' initiatives regarding school... 01/31/1998
School Grounds in Scotland: Research Report. Presents the results of a survey of Scottish school grounds in 2003. It was found that concern over loss of school grounds seems disproportionate to the amount of land lost to development in recent... 03/31/2005
School Grounds Literature Review. Discusses school grounds in an overview; examination of the break time use of school grounds, including the social value of break time, tradition and culture in the playground, inclusion, supervision... 02/28/2003
School Grounds Transformation Website of the Canadian Biodiversity Institute, an organization that helps schools transform their grounds into stimulating, biologically diverse outdoor classrooms and healthy, enjoyable play and...
School Grounds: A Guide to Good Practice. Limited financial resources and increasing pressures of competing claims on school outdoor grounds have created the need for greater quality enhancement of these areas to ensure they are used... 09/17/1997
School Zone: Learning Environments for Children Architectural solutions to some educational problems are explored and a systematic method is presented for designing schools as learning environments for children. The book demonstrates a way of... 12/31/1974
School's Out! New Initiatives for British School Grounds. Describes the thinking behind current initiatives in the United Kingdom to improve environmental quality and educational opportunity in school grounds. It explains the ideas underpin the research and... 12/31/1992
Schoolyard Habitat Sustainability: Discouraging Vandalism Discusses vandalism to schoolyard habitat site areas. Finds that instances of vandalism are few and the threat of vandalism can be kept to a minimum while students, teachers, and community members... 09/30/1999
Schoolyard Habitats. The National Wildlife Federation created the Schoolyard Habitats project to assist schools, teachers, students and community members in the use of school grounds as learning sites for wildlife...

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