Alabama Outdoor Classroom Program

The Alabama Outdoor Classroom Program provides free technical and organizational assistance for schools who wish to create a sustainable outdoor classroom site to be used as an effective educational tool for hands-on, outdoor learning opportunities.
 
The AOC Program also provides step-by-step suggestions and support for the development, use and sustainability of your outdoor classroom.  Click on the links below for more details.

If you are just getting started...
Step 1: Collect Info
Step 2: Inform & Involve Key People
Step 3: Enroll in the AOC Program
Step 4: Organize your Planning Committee
 

If you are enrolled and are ready for a visit from an AWF Outdoor Classroom Consultant…
Step 5: Evaluate your Campus
Step 6: Assess your Wildlife Habitat  
Step 7: Explore Learning Station & Activity Ideas
Step 8: Develop a Master Plan & Layout
 

If your Master Plan is completed and you are ready to begin construction…
Step 9: Create Individual Project Plans
Step 10: Obtain Resources & Support  
Step 11: Publicize your Efforts
Step 12: Construct your Outdoor Classroom
 

If your construction is completed and ready for certification…
Step 13: Integrate the OC into your Curriculum
Step 14: Establish a Maintenance Plan  
Step 15: Certify your Outdoor Classroom
Keys to Success after Certification
 
Questions?  Contact April Waltz, Alabama Outdoor Classroom Program Coordinator, at 256.882.9183 or aprilwaltz@alabamawildlife.org

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