Schools are operating outdoor classrooms more than ever before this winter, and the prospect of teaching in cold, possibly wet weather can feel daunting to even the most seasoned professionals. We’ve gathered some resources from a variety of sources and experts in the field to inspire, motivate, and encourage you to stay outside over the next few months and beyond.
Nature Natalie: 5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Outside this Winter
New York Times: Yes, Your Kids Can Play Outside All Winter
Inside-Outside: Outdoor Learning in Cold Weather: Keep Moving through Winter and COVID-19
NAAEE: Recommendations for Outdoor Learning in Winter
Free Forest School: Six Tips for Cold Weather Fun
Run Wild My Child: 100+ Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids
Project Learning Tree: Why Teach Outside in Winter?
Childhood by Nature: Our Favorite Family Winter Activities
Rain or Shine Mamma: How to Dress for Cold Weather
Outdoor Families Magazine: The Case for Napping Outdoors
Got other great resources for winter outdoor education? Let us know in the comments!