The science is clear. Outdoor education has been shown to have numerous benefits for students. It can improve grades and test scores in all subjects, improve physical health, mental wellness, and more. Read the article below for a brief summary of benefits or you can read through the many sources we've gathered below.
Students who receive outdoor education programming consistently perform better than their peers who do not in a variety of subjects, including mathematics, language, reading, and science.
Outdoor education is a simple way to introduce students to the outdoors and encourage future outdoor recreation and physical fitness. Exposure to nature also helps to reduce stress and contributes to greater overall mental health.
COMMUNITY AND LEADERSHIP
Students who participate in outdoor education programming are more engaged in classroom learning and develop better critical thinking and problem solving skills, both of which are important for lifelong engagement in community and effective leadership.