We are proud to have brought multiple outdoor learning experiences to several Cambridge preschool programs in the past years. Our model involves pairing a nature educator with the class to explore the local environment, including observing neighborhood wildlife and flora, experiments with seeds and schoolyard plantings, as well as excursions to rich urban green spaces such as Fresh Pond, Alewife Brook Reservation, and Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
In partnership with Lesley University's WonderLab, we launched a series of pilot field trips to Fresh Pond Reservation and Mt. Auburn Cemetery for several local pre-K, Junior Kindergarten, and Kindergarten classrooms in 2018. Our goal is to create a series of fun and interesting learning opportunities in these spaces that will grow across the arc of the school year and, importantly, that will enhance and animate classroom-based learning.