The outdoor classrooms at Roland Park Country School offer students authentic, hands-on learning opportunities that activate the senses and provide a context for the cognitive skills they are developing in the classroom. By posing questions and learning about the world around them, students are introduced to the food system and waste streams and to concepts of environmental sustainability and social justice.
Experiences in the outdoor classrooms around the campus provide opportunities for interdisciplinary lessons that empower students to make healthy choices in their daily lives and to understand how humans interact with their environment. The intent is to enable students to become stewards of and leaders in their communities.
“In a classroom, you're learning about it, but when you're outside, you're having fun with it.” RPCS Student