The Outdoor Classroom for Schools offers unique educational experiences for school groups during the winter. Groups sleep overnight in our canvas, wood-heated yurts and explore the world of winter across our 400-acre peninsula.
Winter is a magical time to explore and investigate the natural world. Through experiential learning, students examine the many adaptations that plants and animals have developed for surviving Maine’s harsh winter conditions. Students can track animal paths through the forest on snowshoe, investigate the unique properties of snow and ice, and learn how green plants survive in freezing temperatures.
Arrival and introductions. Move into yurts
Introductory group challenges
Winter camping skills
Group challenges – teambuilding
Exploration of the night sky
Barn climb – indoor ropes course
Live animal presentation
Map and compass
Town Meeting (whole group)
Wrap-up and departure