Taking Learning Outside the Classroom
When teachers take learning outdoors they report some powerful impacts: Children’s behaviour improves, whole classes are excited to learn, and individuals who feel inhibited by the curriculum often thrive in an outdoor environment. When adults think back to their own happiest memories of childhood, they frequently recall the joy of playing outdoors. Play is not only central to children’s enjoyment of childhood, but teaches critical life skills such as problem-solving, teamwork and creativity.
Dynamic Earth is lucky enough to be located next to the extinct volcano Arthur’s Seat. It’s a fascinating piece of geological history which sits within Holyrood Park; a unique wild space in the heart of Edinburgh. The volcano and wider parkland allow unique opportunities to experience geology first hand, discover rare flora and fauna, and get up close with nature. What better place to inspire and motivate young people with relevant, challenging and engaging curriculum linked activities in the great outdoors?
Dynamic Earth, with our feet firmly rooted in the adventurous Earth and environmental sciences, is embracing opportunities for all children and young people to enjoy first-hand, in a safe, structured environment, the experience of being in the great outdoors.
With workshops such as Come Rain or Shine and Nature Detective Dynamic Earth has an outdoor workshop to suit everyone. www.dynamicearth.co.uk/learning/outdoor-learning