Preparing Oregon’s future generations to protect and sustain our state’s natural resources is critical to Oregon’s economic, environmental
and social sustainability. Through outdoor learning, students have the opportunity to build the knowledge and skills needed to consider whole systems and develop a sense of place. Outdoor learning experiences can improve physical and mental health, behavior, academic performance and emotional well-being. The goal of this publication is to encourage and support educators who use or want to use the outdoors as an integral part of the teaching and learning experience for their students.