Having trouble getting your outdoor ed program started? Running into roadblocks? Try these tips and tricks.
Find as many ways to connect your lessons with existing standards, benchmarks, curricula, projects, school themes/missions/values as possible. Administrators and parents are much more likely to buy-in and give your outdoor education program a green light if you can show them how this endeavor furthers what is already happening/important at your school.
If stakeholders (administrators, parents, etc.) are doubtful of the benefits of a nature-based approach, encourage them to attend just one lesson before they make up their mind.
Remember, the most important thing is to get kids outside breathing fresh air, so even if your first outdoor lesson consists of just a simple walk around the block, you have succeeded!