Call for physically distancing from four walls and a desk
There has never been a more compelling case for regular and significant outdoor learning time than during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Join the growing chorus of voices asking decision-makers in government and the education system to make Outdoor Learning a central feature of school going forward.
Take Me Outside has created a sample letter (informed by our recent article) that we welcome everyone to use to communicate with the appropriate decision-makers in your area.
Not sure who to address?
Start with your provincial political leaders in Education (e.g. Ministers and Deputy-Ministers) as well as local MLA’s, local school board representatives, superintendents and other senior decision-makers. You are welcome to modify and personalize the text below as you see fit and as it applies to your area. Our goal is to offer you the evidence-based rationale for outdoor learning to present to the powers that be.
Support for outdoor learning as a central feature of education this fall
- The Guardian: One way to teach students more safely this fall?
- NAAEE Guidance for Re-opening Schools
- The Toronto Star: For Back to School in the COVID era, let’s get School Outside
- The Child & Nature Network: Recommendations for Decision Makers