Place-based education immerses students in local landscape, culture and community as a foundation for the study of standard skills in language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and all subject areas.
WHY USE PLACE-BASED EDUCATION?
A wealth of studies document improved student achievement through programs connecting learning to place.
Educators report that students
Become increasingly engaged and enthusiastic about learning connected to their own place and experience
Feel empowered to make positive contributions to their community and outdoor environment
Builds students' sense of place, pride and identity
Creates vibrant partnerships between schools & communities