Methods of Delivery
The Outdoor Education Coordinator is responsible for coordinating activities, programs and resources for this program. The coordinator works with all students, teachers and parent groups that are planning an outdoor experience. The processes and methods of outdoor education at The Orchard School are consistent with the best of what is known about how children learn. In the outdoors, much of the data needed for answering questions is obtained through direct observation using all the senses. The learner is actively involved in the learning process through discovery, exploration and adventure. Students are then guided to the resources that will satisfy their natural curiosity and that will enable them to answer questions and develop concepts from concrete experiences. The outdoor activity may be short term lesson or it may be a longer unit of study with an outdoor focus lasting a week or even several weeks.