Teach Outside
Resources and inspiration for current and aspiring outdoor educators and those interested in a natural learning environment.

Outside School History


Outside School


Outside School was an afternoon program that served a diverse, often underrepresented student body. The class had an emphasis on a natural learning progression through discovery, observation of and experimentation with life's cycles utilizing the schools' outdoor spaces. While we played and worked immersed in our environments, we learned about the organisms we found. Guided by an experienced early childhood educator with a scientific background, group and individual dynamics were at the forefront and children were empowered to make decisions while respecting nature, each other, and themselves. With an emphasis on the sciences, additional support was given in the areas of mathematics, literacy, physical development, and the arts.

Go play in the dirt! 

Here are newsletters from past sessions:

Berkeley Arts Magnet School

Berkeley, California

Spring, 2015

Fall/Winter, 2014-2015


Spring, 2013

Fall, 2012


Cragmont School

Berkeley, California


Emerson School

Berkeley, California




Before Outside School’s reinvention as a school program for kindergarteners and up along with camp, I made some newsletters from my previous job. They’re from the school year in which I had a separate kindergarten class. Here are the newsletters:

Berkeley Forest School

Berkeley, California

June 5-8, 2017

May 22-25, 2017

March 27-30, 2017

March 6-9, 2017

February 21-23, 2017

February 6-9, 2017

January 23-26, 2017

January 16-19, 2017

January 9-12, 2017

January 2-5, 2017

December 12-15, 2016

December 5-8, 2016

November 21-22, 2016