Capstone Project Title
Jana Lo Bello Miller
Research has shown that outdoor education has major benefits for school-age children (Yildirim & Akamca, 2017). These benefits include increased academic success, better social-emotional development, better physical development, and better mental and physical health (Suttie, 2018). The guidebook designed for this project focuses on how to increase those five things in children across the country. The goal of the guidebook is to increase outdoor education within classrooms throughout the United States and eventually, the world. The guidebook is geared towards elementary school teachers but can be adapted to fit any grade, time frame, and experience level of the teacher. The activities and lessons are diverse and engaging for students. Teachers who have little science background will be able to easily follow this guidebook to implement outdoor education within their own classrooms on a daily basis.This project is intended to help elementary school students increase their time spent outdoors while still meeting their standards and goals, and eventually turning these students into healthy knowledgeable humans who care about the environment.
Grades/ Student Performance, Learning Styles, Science, Teachers/ Teaching
Kern, Jordyn, "Developing an Outdoor Learning Area and Guidebook for the Elementary Grades" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 836.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects