Research shows that when kids get outdoors, their learning expands—and their health and happiness improve.
While schools know that outdoor learning is important, most lack the natural landscapes necessary to make it part of their daily experiences. Even with abundant outdoor spaces, many schools struggle to weave outdoor learning into their curriculum in meaningful, comprehensive ways. At Brookwood, outdoor learning is a core component of our curriculum, and has been from day one.
Our students hike to vernal ponds to study spotted salamanders, don beekeeping suits to tend honeycombs, harvest milkweed for butterflies, and maintain nature trails—all without leaving our 30-acre-campus. Outdoor learning is not a nice-to-have at Brookwood, it’s a given.