51 episodes

Teach Outdoors is a podcast show that explores the benefits and challenges of bringing learning outside of the traditional classroom setting. Topics range from the science behind the benefits of outdoor learning to practical tips for incorporating outdoor activities into lesson plans. Whether you're a teacher looking to enhance your students' learning experience or simply someone who loves spending time in nature with your kids, Teach Outdoors is the podcast for you. Tune in every month to expand your knowledge and be inspired to take your teaching outside!

Teach Outdoors Lauren MacLean

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 38 Ratings

Teach Outdoors is a podcast show that explores the benefits and challenges of bringing learning outside of the traditional classroom setting. Topics range from the science behind the benefits of outdoor learning to practical tips for incorporating outdoor activities into lesson plans. Whether you're a teacher looking to enhance your students' learning experience or simply someone who loves spending time in nature with your kids, Teach Outdoors is the podcast for you. Tune in every month to expand your knowledge and be inspired to take your teaching outside!

    Nature as Your Teacher with Kyra Stephenson

    Nature as Your Teacher with Kyra Stephenson

    In this episode of the Teach Outdoors podcast, we feature Kyra Stephenson, who serves as a Nature-Based Learning Coach at Anna Murray-Douglass Academy School #12 within the Rochester City School District. Kyra has successfully integrated a comprehensive nature-based learning (NBL) program into a PreK-8th grade public school setting. You can follow Kyra on Instagram to stay updated on her initiatives and insights.Email: Kyra.Stephenson@rcsdk12.org School website: https://www.rcsdk12...

    • 51 min
    Moss and lichen Unveiled: Nature's Tiny Wonders

    Moss and lichen Unveiled: Nature's Tiny Wonders

    Welcome to Moss and Lichen Unveiled: Nature’s Tiny Wonders Podcast! Join your host, Lauren MacLean, on a captivating journey into the enchanting realm of moss and lichen. Inspired by Henry David Thoreau's poetic musings, Lauren invites fellow nature enthusiasts to delve deep into the often-overlooked world of these remarkable organisms.In this episode, Lauren shares intriguing teaching and learning experiences centred around moss and lichen, highlighting their significance in the ecosystem. F...

    • 13 min
    Exploring the Fungal Frontier: A Deep Dive into the World of Mushrooms

    Exploring the Fungal Frontier: A Deep Dive into the World of Mushrooms

    Join us on today's episode as we delve into the fascinating world of mushrooms and fungi with our special guest, Carly Eirikson, Vice-Principal of a local school district in British Columbia, Canada.Carly shares her incredible journey with her grade 3 students, where a simple curiosity during nature walks blossomed into a captivating inquiry into the world of mushrooms and fungi. Utilizing the Walking Curriculum as her guide, Carly and her students embarked on a remarkable exploration, observ...

    • 46 min
    Bugging Out: Students Dive into the Fascinating World of Insects

    Bugging Out: Students Dive into the Fascinating World of Insects

    In this episode of Teach Outdoors with Lauren MacLean, we embark on an enthralling exploration of the insect world, inspired by E.O. Wilson's timeless quote, "Every kid has a bug period. I never grew out of mine." Join us as we delve into the captivating realm of insects and spiders, shedding light on their crucial environmental roles.Throughout the episode, Lauren encourages listeners to foster curiosity and understanding about these tiny creatures, often overlooked yet essential to our ecos...

    • 17 min
    Leaves Under Investigation: A Close-Up Study

    Leaves Under Investigation: A Close-Up Study

    In this episode of Teach Outdoors, join host Lauren MacLean for a cozy exploration of leaves in "Leaves Under Investigation: A Close-Up Study." Dive into the spontaneous adventures of leaf inquiries, where students jump into piles, create leaf art inspired by "Leaf Man," and delve into leafy details. Discover the vibrant colors, symmetrical patterns, and unique characteristics of leaves found in British Columbia, from the majestic Cedar to the iconic Maple. Explore leaf veins through activiti...

    • 12 min
    Explorers in the Breeze: Students Investigating the Secrets of Wind

    Explorers in the Breeze: Students Investigating the Secrets of Wind

    Nature's Path: A Year of Monthly Sparks - Click here Nature Classroom Podcast Series - Click hereWelcome to our podcast, where we embark on outdoor adventures driven by the winds of curiosity! Informed by Carol Thompson's captivating book, 'Wind,' we dive into a world of exploration and learning. From crafting windmills to observing the dance of maple seeds carried by the breeze, each moment unfolds as an opportunity for discovery.In our latest episode, we share our journey through a wind in...

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

AN.31 ,

Inspiring content

I’ve really enjoyed this podcast. It has such great ideas and Lauren is so knowledgeable and inspiring. Would love to hear more on story workshop!

Saskrescue ,

Very well done and useful

Lauren knows her stuff and her guests do too. Lots of good info for experienced and new to outdoor learning teachers alike. As a long time outdoor learning teacher, I recommend this podcast to anyone wanting to know more.

Lisa Toffolo ,

Fantastic!

This is a wonderful podcast for all educators and parents looking for accessible ways to approach outdoor education. I love the tangible ideas and access points that Lauren and her guests provide. Whether you are a master teacher or new to the profession, this podcast is for you! I am recommending to all my colleagues and friends to give this podcast a listen 🎧 🙌❤️🪴🌈

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