University School of Milwaukee students participated in Outdoor Classroom Day on Nov. 5, joining students from around the globe. Preschool students enjoyed a beautiful fall day and participated in painting with natural paints, sketching, working with clay, and more.
Outdoor Classroom Day is a campaign to celebrate and inspire play and learning outside the classroom. By getting involved, students and teachers join a worldwide movement of schools standing up for outdoor learning and setting an example to others that outdoor play matters.
In 2018, USM opened an outdoor education classroom, which features plantings, stone benches, and a “river” that fills with water when it rains, providing a habitat for frogs and other creatures that children can study. The school’s outdoor education initiative has grown in recent years thanks to ongoing support from the Storer Foundation and the Crysdahl Foundation.