Outdoor Learning in Cold Weather: a position statement for educators in a pandemic
By Amy Butler, NBNC Director of Education, in collaboration with
Inside-Outside: Nature-Based Educators of New England

Since schools reopened for in-person teaching and learning, those communities where teachers and students have been outdoors in nature as much as possible have reported excellent results. The relatively low incidences of COVID-19 in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire are associated with the widespread practice of mask-wearing, social distancing, and careful hygiene. Those factors have combined to create opportunities to do even more, safely, and consistent with educational and medical guidance, with positive results. Laughing children, relaxed educators, focused learning, and wearing masks as easily as wearing a winter hat—all of these have characterized what happens when nature-based education is the norm
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