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Teaching in the Outdoors ebook

Teaching in the Outdoors is a compilation of the best articles that have ever appeared in Green Teacher on this topic. This resource provides a practical guide for getting students outdoors along with helpful suggestions for maximizing the learning experience when they get there. These seven articles will inspire grand plans but at the same time provide the direction and tools to begin the journey in small, manageable steps.


It is available for purchase in MOBI and EPUB format through BookTango, or a more visually attractive PDF format available on our website.

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Table of Contents

Tips and Tricks for Taking Kids Outside By Nalani McCutcheon and Andrea Swanson
A Recipe for Outdoor Classroom Management By Darius Kalvaitis
The Caboose Hike By Gloria Siers
Jumping Deadfall By Glenda Hanna
Field Trips: The Good, Bad and Ugly By Laura Woolf Haspela
No Accident: Successful Field Trips By Susan Snyder
Nighttime Adventures By Brad Daniel and Clifford Knapp

30 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9937753-0-7

If you are interested in purchasing copies of the ebook in bulk for your classroom, nature center, organization, or school district, special discounts apply.

Original price: $5.99

10-50 copies: $3.50 each

50+ copies: $2.00 each

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Finally! Teachers have been looking for an accessible guide to outdoor teaching, one that identifies barriers and the bridges over those barriers  – and this collection of clever, thoughtful, and well-written articles gives them what they need. Kudos to Green Teacher, yet again! – Gareth Thomson, Executive Director, Alberta Council for Environmental Education

We have known for years that experiences in nature help children to become healthier, happier and smarter. To encourage these outcomes, the editors of the highly respected and internationally acclaimed magazine,Green Teacher have created Teaching in the Outdoors. This new ebook contains a carefully selected compilation of articles that focus on practical suggestions and realistic situations that are a part of outdoor teaching. The result is a useful and “down-to-earth” resource for anyone engaged in outdoor learning—either on the school grounds, on a field trip, or as a resident camp experience.  – Herb Broda, Author ofSchoolyard-Enhanced Learning, and Moving the Classroom


Green Teacher‘s Teaching in the Outdoors is a must read for classroom teachers, non/informal educators, preservice teachers and parents alike. This practical and down-to-earth guide will help both new and seasoned educators successfully turn the outdoors into an engaging and hands-on learning laboratory.  –Laura Downey, Executive Director, Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education