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Outdoor Learning - Providing opportunities to grow, explore and discover.

Allowing children to explore the natural world provides a multitude of learning opportunities—from building observation and problem solving skills to encouraging physical activity. That’s why Lakeshore offers a variety of free resources & specialized products that take learning outdoors—and help reconnect children with nature. Below, you’ll also get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how we transformed our own on-site preschool into an official Nature Explore® Classroom!

free outdoor learning materials
outdoor classroom learning kit
An all-in-one kit developed in collaboration with the California Association for the Education of Young Children.
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Lakeshore’s Nature Explore® Classroom
Nature Explore Working in collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation and the Dimensions Foundation, we recently transformed our on-site preschool into a certified Nature Explore® Classroom—and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results!

Click here for details and behind-the-scenes photos!
The concept plan details the many exciting features of the Nature Explore Classroom.
The concept plan details the many exciting features of the Nature Explore Classroom.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony officially launched the Nature Explore Classroom project.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony officially launched the Nature Explore Classroom project.
Getting ready to fill up a new planter with colorful new plants…
Getting ready to fill up a new planter with colorful new plants…
Jack Roy and son, Jared, work on the new sandbox. Jared, 18, attended Kids & Company in 1992.
Jack Roy and son, Jared, work on the new sandbox. Jared, 18, attended Kids & Company in 1992.
Lakeshore employees pitch in to help build the bamboo fence.
Lakeshore employees pitch in to help build the bamboo fence.
Daniel and Mattson explore the “bear cave” in the dramatic play area.
Daniel and Mattson explore the “bear cave” in the dramatic play area.
Our new garden area is all set to bloom.
Our new garden area is all set to bloom.


For information on transforming your own classroom into a Nature Explore® Classroom, email us at outdoorclassroom@lakeshorelearning.com.
links and online resources
Dimensions Foundation Dimensions Foundation (www.dimensionsfoundation.org)
Arbor Day Foundation Arbor Day Foundation (www.arborday.org)
CAEYC California Association for the Education of Young Children (www.caeyc.org)
World Forum Foundation World Forum Foundation – Wonder Newsletter
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