We were invited to accompany a group of elementary teachers from the Elliott County schools to learn about outdoor classrooms in two other KY districts. Two students at Rodgers Elementary took us on a tour of their outdoor classroom. It included a butterfly and hummingbird garden, a animal track area, and a trail leading through the woods and past their amphitheater. Signs along the way identify trees, study areas and poison ivy.
At the Red River school we saw a park like area with room for several classes to work at the same time. Many workstations are planned including a sundial, pond area, herb garden, and wooded trail.