BSI's strategy for academic achievement combined rigorous investigations into science and literacy with opportunities for open exploration and independent learning. Teaching and learning in the schoolyard broadens horizons, provides concrete examples of concepts taught inside and reconnects urban teachers and children with the natural environment just outside their school door. BSI's Science in the Schoolyard™ and Outdoor Writers Workshop™ programs:

  1. incorporate our 10 years of experience in using the schoolyard for teaching and learning and
  2. provide the tools, educational resources and on-site support to help schools use their schoolyard to create positive academic and behavioral results.

In this section you will find information on teaching science and writing outdoors, resources for teaching in the schoolyard, and videos of teachers teaching in the schoolyard.