We help children learn outside the classroom.
We share ideas, resources, and information with child educators.
The Conservation Council of New Brunswick’s Learning Outside Project helps New Brunswick’s children re-connect with nature by supporting teachers in taking their students outside and integrating nature into the teaching of all subjects.
We believe that all children deserve ample opportunity to learn and explore in nature. Our unique approach is to integrate nature into the school experience of New Brunswick’s children by embedding the use of outdoor classrooms and natural settings into the delivery of the existing curriculum.
We facilitate this by supporting teachers with the provision of educational activities and resources, and by encouraging the development of outdoor classrooms and natural spaces on and near school grounds. This initiative emerged out of our recognition that children today have less opportunity to explore and learn in the natural world than earlier generations.
We develop fun, engaging outdoor activities linked to curricula and incorporating New Brunswick species, habitats, and seasonal happenings. We love delivering these activities during school visits, but we also encourage teachers to take the leap and try taking their own lesson plans outside.