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Reaching High Academic Standards on the Schoolyard: Opportunities and Benefits of a Schoolyard Habitat

  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Jan 01, 2001

The planning, design, implementation, and on-going monitoring and maintenance of a Schoolyard Habitats project provide endless opportunities to meet and exceed high academic standards across the curriculum. Teaching with the Schoolyard Habitats site as an integrating context across the subject areas can both support and deepen the quality of instruction and student engagement.

This guide illustrates how creating and utilizing a Schoolyard Habitats site can help teachers use the outdoors to meet various standards.

Reaching High Academic Standards on the Schoolyard

Learn about the opportunities and benefits of a Schoolyard Habitat.

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