Learning Inside and Outside the Box

Outdoor spaces in educational environments can be more than just spaces to pass through.

Outdoor learning spaces may be a critical tool in response to COVID-19. We’ve learned from lockdowns and quarantines that the outdoors offers a refuge from the rigors of isolation.

With this in mind, it is worth considering the advantages of outdoor learning and environmental experiences beyond this challenging time:

  • An increased connection with the natural world.
  • A better understanding of seasons, flora and fauna.
  • Better health and wellness, fueled by fresh air, natural light and access to exercise.

These are the goals to which landscape architects, school districts, educators and parents must aspire.

AHBL Landscape Designer, Sarah Bartosh discussed the benefits and opportunities posed by outdoor learning environments with Senior Marketing Coordinator, James Stuart.

Read the full article featured by the Daily Journal of Commerce.

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