Summer eeCourse: Teaching and Learning Outdoors

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June 17 – August 12, 2024

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to equip educators with the knowledge, skills, tools and resources to take environmental education learning outdoors. This course should take you approximately 8-10 hours to complete. 


By the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Articulate your case and include at least five research/evidence-based benefits of teaching outdoors.
  • Have a working definition and be able to provide examples of what outdoor learning is for you as a teacher.
  • Identify potential barriers for your students and articulate ways to minimize or eliminate those barriers.
  • Identify and assess at least five outdoor learning opportunities for your students.
  • Express the who, what and how of strategies for gaining the necessary support for your short, medium and long term outdoor learning goals and/or projects.
  • Identify strategies for successful outdoor learning which include overall strategies, management of students, adapting for weather and using technology outdoors.
  • Compare and contrast the learning environments of an indoor classroom space and outdoor learning space to more effectively teach outdoors.
  • Complete an outdoor learning plan which includes goals and objectives, getting support, inclusion, classroom management, location(s), curriculum connections, weather, safety and necessary materials and supplies.  


  • Experience working in formal or non-formal education is not required but highly encouraged.


  • Access to reliable internet and a desktop computer or laptop.


  • Assignments must be completed with a score of 2 as indicated on the scoring guide provided.
  • To receive a certificate of completion for 8 hours of work, you must complete all assignments and receive the scores as indicated above.

This course runs for 8 weeks, from June 17 – August 12, 2024. Although you can complete the course at your own pace, there is a recommended schedule for completing each module and three scheduled Zoom meetings.

Three scheduled Zoom meetings are required for this course. 

  • Monday, June 17, 7:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Monday, July 22, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Monday, August 5, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

If you would like to participate in the course, but the Zoom dates are an issue, please contact Sophia at


AEEA members: $65
Nonmembers: $100



June 17 (Monday) - August 12 (Monday)(GMT-05:00)


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