Place-Based Teacher Learning
SPES can offer a unique outdoor education day for teachers! Our team is experienced in outdoor place-based learning and can demonstrate how you can take your classroom outside with ease. Teachers have the chance to learn about local plants, animals, and ecosystems while walking through forests and wetlands. We provide teachers with examples of how every grade level and subject can be enhanced in an outdoor classroom, even if it’s a walk around your schoolyard!
We share plant identification, highlighting the native species that you are likely to find in your communities so that you can bring back your own field trip experience to enhance your teaching. Our team has skills in leading field trips, camps, and outdoor learning experiences. Our backgrounds are in ecological restoration, education, sustainability, and conservation.