Region 10 Video Showcase Transcript
>> Meredith Clark: We're here at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
in Plano for a learning experience that is not only out
of the box, but out of the building.
>> Holly Bishop: The great thing about being outside
is the teachers have an opportunity to slow down,
be with nature, interact and participate together
in a less stressful setting and just taking from
nature what we can.
And not only does it affect the artistic nature
of the children, not only does it affect
and enhance science learning,
it also helps just a whole social
and emotional being of the students.
I tell kids all the time too, the reason you need to know
things about rivers is if you ever buy a house on a river,
which bank do you wanna be on?
>> Meredith Clark: As we walk through the park we'll actually
gather trash to clean up the park, which is good
for the environment and then we'll use those pieces
of rubbish to create our own artworks based on art by
a Chilean poet and visual artist Cecilia Vicuña.
We'll also talk about how the leaves change color,
and we'll make artwork fashioned after the art of
So we'll be integrating science and art in a fun interactive
way that's structured so your students can learn
in the great outdoors.
>> Holly Bishop: Had the kids bring in,
say, "Bring in some stuff from home."
>> Meredith Clark: We'll use special cell phone cameras
as microscopes to get an up-close look at nature.
>> Susan Harris: As a participant of the Learning on Location,
I felt like the day was just a great way to learn
for us as participants, instead of being in a classroom.
We're able to be outside, we learned a lot
not only from the presenters,
but other participants as well.
>> Holly Bishop: Look for our fliers, we send them VIA
For further information, you can email me
at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to
keep you updated with the fliers that we have,
or add you to our LISTSERVs so you're always in the loop
with our new outdoor learning opportunities.