Environmental Learning

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Environmental Learning

As the ‘natural place to learn’, SD44 is committed to providing excellence in teaching and learning in, for, and about nature.  Our learning community has a strong connection to place and understands the value of outdoor environmental learning in increasing engagement, improving social-emotional competencies including self-regulation and resiliency, and enhancing students’ understanding of and appreciation for the natural world.

A growing body of research is demonstrating the many lasting benefits of place-based approaches to learning and how these directly support the core competencies. We hope the continued development of resources in this space will aid teachers in developing their practice in environmental and place-based learning.