At Litzsinger Road Ecology Center (LREC), teachers learn how to engage their students in place-based education: using local ecology as a framework for studying a variety of subjects while interacting with the local community. Class visits to help students become familiar with, and learn how to investigate, local natural habitats.
Effective Outdoor Place-based Education
- is linked to learning goals across the curriculum (science, math, language, social studies, fine arts, physical education).
- involves the investigation and modification of the schoolyard as a native habitat.
- is sustained by the mutual support and enjoyment of the students, school staff, families, neighbors, local business, and civic leaders.
For more about place-based education, see What is Place-Based Education? on the Promise of Place website.