Schoolyards – Teaching 2020-04-30T13:25:08-04:00

Schoolyards Program: Teaching

Outdoor Days 

Full-day learning experience gets the entire school engaged in your outdoor learning space! Activities may include planting,  garden maintenance work, art projects, habitat lessons, and more. What a great way to energize your school around your outdoor learning space!
Students served: whole school

8-week Seasonal Units 

Invite a Common Ground educator to teach a seasonal outdoor learning unit, and get your students learning outside every week for two months! Units include gardening, schoolyard exploration, science, and more! Two 90-minute classes must be scheduled on the same day.
Students served: two classes

Embedded Naturalist 

Do you want to use your outdoor learning space to its fullest potential? An Embedded Naturalist spends a full day at your school every week for the entire school year! The Embedded Naturalist can teach classes as scheduled by teachers, lead an After School Garden & Nature Club, engage students who need a break from class, and maintain your outdoor learning space. 
Students served: whole school

After School Garden & Nature Club

Extend outdoor learning into the after school hours! We can serve up to 16 children per week in an 8 week garden and nature-based after school program at your school. Two hours once per week.
Students served: 16

Field Trips to Common Ground

Fantastic hands-on learning experiences on the farm or in the forest at Common Ground’s campus. 
Students served: from one class to the entire school

Field Trips at School

Enjoy a field trip without leaving your school! Our educators bring you programs like Exploring your Schoolyard, Visiting Chickens, Soils and Decomposers, and Group Building. These “trips” may  include indoor and outdoor learning. Schedule two or more classes on the same day for a discount.
Students served: from one class to the entire school

Contact us to learn more about any of these programs!