Celebrate national outdoor classroom day November 3 with these fun activities
The classroom is anywhere you make it on National Outdoor Classroom day on 3 November!
Below ForestLearning has compiled a swag of resources that are free to download and use to engage students of all ages in the natural world.
Primary school resources
The George the Farmer Educators Toolkit helps educators guide students in the exploration of where our timber comes from through practical activities for lower primary students.
In the classroom videos see George the Farmer join up with foresters Simone and Ben to demonstrate a range of fun and educational outdoor activities including:
- using a carbon storage tape measure on trees to measure how much carbon they store
- counting trees around the school or local park with the Big School Tree Count
planting trees so they grow, thrive and absorb carbon from the atmosphere.
Engage students from Grades 3 to 4 in STEM with the Trees and Me resource. Created in collaboration with PIEFA, teachers can use this resource book chock full of activities that can be completed outdoors and during a forest-based excursion.
The Measurement and Trees activity also shows students how to measure the height of trees using angles in four different ways. Students can then put this knowledge to practice with field work in the school yard, back yard or excursion.
Secondary school resources
Students of all ages can hug a tree to discover how much carbon it stores, with the downloadable Tree Carbon Storage Tape Measure.