Outdoor Education Curriculum Themes
We collaborate with teachers to customize each program based on goals for their students. Each of our programs contain elements of environmental science, social-emotional learning, community building, and outdoor experience. Each small group will go out on a separate trail for their field day, where they will engage with the curriculum in an outdoor classroom.
In the spring and fall, students will hike on the trails. In the winter, teachers can choose to cross-country ski or snowshoe with their students. For every program, KSS provides the necessary equipment for the designated adventure. KSS instructors will provide students with the tools and extra gear they need to take care of themselves while spending time outdoors.
Students will study standards-based environmental science topics through engaging place-based activities that cannot be facilitated in a traditional classroom.
Students will discover and become comfortable in the natural environment around them through games, guided exploration, and self-reflection with the goal of fostering a greater appreciation for the natural world.
Social-Emotional Learning & Community Building
Students will learn about themselves and their peers through social-emotional learning and community-building activities.
Students explore the curriculum theme through sensory-based activities, engaging games, and inquiry-based learning.
Students study the curriculum theme through the lens of a stakeholder. Acting as their stakeholder, students discuss the issues and come together at the end of the program for a "Town Hall Meeting" to open a dialogue, collaborate, and offer solutions. This program teaches students to collaborate as opposed to compete in order to solve a challenging environmental issue facing their community.
Environmental Science Curriculum Themes