OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DESIGN


Mission:  Outdoor Classroom Design creates spaces and places dedicated to education, designed to inspire learners and support teaching.  

We take a museum style approach with installations that demonstrate ideas and facilitate activities in art, science, history, environmental education and more.  Involving students, teachers and families in the process, our projects build community, establish identity and reinforce support for neighborhood schools.  The resulting outdoor classrooms offer opportunities for teachers to extend their lessons, students to share with their families and community members to lead investigations of their own.

Vision:  School grounds and open spaces offer opportunities to extend the excitement of education into the community:   to challenge the mind, pique curiosity and reinforce school curriculum.  Outdoor Classroom Design envisions school grounds and public parks built to teach, inspiring students and communities to be lifelong learners.

Strategies:              
  • Work with teachers to identify curricular themes easily supported by outdoor installations

  • Student participation in site selection and conceptual design

  • Design activities that support existing classroom objectives

  • Precedent research on design solutions successfully employed by Environmental Learning Centers and Museums.

Services: 

  • Conceptual design and Master Plans

  • Coordination with artists in residence and community groups

  • Community meetings and charrettes

  • Instruction and design charrettes with students

  • Grant writing

  • Volunteer Coordination


Our role is flexible as consultant or coordinator depending upon the needs of your PTSA or community group.  Contact us with inquiries about how to proceed with your outdoor classroom project!