Outdoor Learning

Welcome to our Outdoor Learning Resource Hub! Here, educators can discover a wealth of engaging lesson plans, an interactive map, and valuable resources designed to seamlessly integrate the great outdoors into your teaching curriculum.

Our goal is to empower you with innovative ways to foster hands-on learning experiences for your students while connecting them to nature. Whether you're looking to explore local ecosystems, study history in a historical site, or simply engage in nature-inspired activities, this hub is your go-to destination for enhancing classroom learning through enriching outdoor adventures in Pierce County.

Advice for success

If you're new to teaching outside, start here for some tips and tricks to make your lesson a success!


Below is an interactive map created to highlight possibilities for outdoor education in Franklin Pierce and Puyallup school districts (more locations coming soon). To view the map in full screen, click the brackets  in the lower right corner.

Use the map to navigate to the area closest to your school. Once you’re there, feel free to check out all the sites that are great for outdoor education. Embedded within each site are some lessons and activities that have been flagged as working well for that specific location. We encourage you to view our Lesson Plans and Resources section below the map to access even more activities.


Below are some additional lessons that you may use or adapt to fit your goals of outdoor education.

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  1. 5 Minute Field Trips
  1. Earth Partnership Book
  1. International School Grounds Activity Guide
  1. PEI Fostering Outdoor Observation
  1. Project Learning Tree
  1. National Wildlife Federation
  1. Wildlife Explorers
  1. Additional Resources