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The outdoors is an ideal teaching ground for developing individual traits and group skills: confidence, empathy, a sense of responsibility, effective communication, working together toward a common goal.
Creates bonding of students when groups are presented with and overcome challenges together.
Nature based education produced gains in social studies, science, language arts, math; improves standardized test scores and grade-point averages; develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. ( Closing the Achievement Gap , 2002)
Integrated and interdisciplinary
Students are more readily able to transfer learning to their everyday lives