outdoor classrooms

Inspired by Nature

Outdoor learning environments will provide students with with endless opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting.  At Utah Mountain School, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in diverse outdoor-based learning.   

For example, farming can be used to explore earth sciences, biology, and chemistry. Additionally, nearby mountain ranges provide real-life examples in the study of slope angles, physics, and geometry related to snow science. 

Outdoor environments can be used to inspire poetry to come alive during instruction.  Outdoor learning lends itself perfectly to teaching the real-world applications of persuasive writing, mapping, calculating distance, observing & forecasting weather, and integrating science with real-life scenarios.  Opportunities to learn outdoors helps students better focus when they return indoors.

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