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About Outdoor Education
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Having been in the field for slightly more than a decade, I sometimes recall one key question about my passion-turned-career: What is outdoor education? When I compare my perspective of outdoor education from the beginning till now, it seemed that … Read More

Environment And Science Resource Galore For Santa Cruz And Monterey Educators
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If you are an elementary or middle school teacher from Monterey and Santa Cruz counties, you should be really excited! There are many field-trip opportunities for both students and teachers from from state parks to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center to the Elkhorn … Read More

Chemperai Trail: A Family Friendly Outdoor Activity in Singapore’s Central Catchment Area
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The haze seems to have cleared (thanks to the Monsoon’s arrival) and most importantly, the holidays are right round the corner. For families who might be on a tight budget, fret not because there are still great places for outdoor … Read More

Sail and Learn Real World Math Applications
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Participating in the Adopt-a-Ship programme has allowed middle school students put knowledge learnt to practical usage such as real world math applications. Students are exposed to the difference of slogging through an algebraic equation for a good grade over calculating … Read More

Planning Water Ration: A Real Outdoor Maths Exercise
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Have you ever been on an outdoor programme and midway through the journey you realised that you are out of water? Well, you can simply take is a test of endurance and push yourself on until you reach the next … Read More

Bring Students To Learn Outdoors To Save Their Eyesight
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Children should be allowed to learn outdoors to stop them becoming short-sighted, a new study suggests. Researchers believe that youngsters are spending so long inside for lessons that it is damaging their eyesight. In China, pupils are already being taught in … Read More

Outdoor Learning: Education’s Next Revolution?
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If you’ve been out of school for a while, your memory of time spent in classrooms may be bathed in a nostalgic glow. In reality, though, you probably spent a lot of your time looking at the clock, bored out … Read More

Kids Benefit From Learning Outdoors – Expert
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Hartley Banack thinks all kids should get out of the classroom and into the great outdoors — at least part of the time. “Experiential learning is our primary source of knowledge,” said Banack, a lecturer at UBC’s department of curriculum and pedagogy. … Read More

Sailing Math Activities Series: Using The Chip Log To Measure Boat Speed
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Have you ever planned a sailing journey for your students and wondered how you could get them engaged throughout the journey? I personally have faced similar dilemmas – How do I value add the whole sailing journey? Especially when the … Read More

How To Facilitate Outdoor Activities For Mixed Age Group
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Through the years, I realise that it is not everyday that I get to conduct outdoor activities for participants of the same age group. As I get exposed conducting outdoor activities to younger and senior age groups, I often face … Read More

Illustrating The Age Of Earth On A Rope
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This is a unique activity which you could tweak based on your students’ age or profile. In summary, students are tasked to create a timeline of the age of Earth using a rope. An easy starting point is to use … Read More

Science Behind A Sleeping Mat
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Sleeping mat – the big and bulky item on a backpack but also a symbol to tell people that you ARE going on some outdoor trip. But how do sleeping mat work? (We are not affiliated to Sea-To-Summit but hey, … Read More