ECO Educating Children Outdoors

ECO stands for Educating Children Outdoors. Elementary classes will have ECO, and learn how to care for themselves, each other, and the environment. We will be spending a few hours every week outside.  This time will enrich and support classroom learning and immerse students in the natural world. 

Students will explore standards-based themes that will include (depending on the grade level): animal adaptations, life cycles, ecosystems, rocks and soil, scientific method, physical geography, mapping, cultural diversity, Vermont history (including native Vermonters), Vermont geography, and citizenship.  This content will be presented through skill-based games, observing, journaling, building, drawing, and writing, tracking, and sharing stories.