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Saskatoon Public Schools
Inspiring Learning
Nature-Based Learning
Kindergarten classrooms that focus on experiential and nature-based learning are located at Buena Vista School and Lawson Heights School.

Nature-based learning includes a range of educational practices and experiences linked to improved academic achievement, holistic wellness, personal development and environmental stewardship. These practices may include:
  • Outdoor learning experiences
  • Nature-focused inquiry (in and out of the classroom)
  • Play-based, forest school approaches to early learning
  • Indigenous land-based learning
  • Place-based learning
  • Ecological/garden education.
Outdoor and indoor learning environments collectively support child development. The nature-based learning program supports students as they build language and communication skills, learn to co-operate with others, make new friendships and prepare for future learning in the school environment.