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Beyond the Classroom: Learning through Adventure-Based Education

Session 1: Jan 29 - April 5, 2024 and Session 2: April 8 - June 21, 2024


Grade 6 - 8



Skills Learned:

●Indigenous History
● Native Species Identification
● Nature Observation and Journaling
● Mindfulness
● Expressing Gratitude
● Environmental Activism


Classtimes will be coordinated between the Lead Teacher and Teacher Fellow

Session Length:

Session 1: Jan 29 - April 5, 2024 and Session 2: April 8 - June 21, 2024

Number of Sessions:

1 of 1

This course will be part of an ongoing research study by AIR, in collaboration with CWW, the CERES Institute for Children & Youth at Boston University, and the Rennie Center. The study aims to understand teacher and student experiences in the CWW initiative, including factors influencing effective implementation, and outcomes.


Course Program:

Using a new vision for place-based learning, students in this course will be exploring their outdoor
environments while developing a new understanding of natural spaces. Drawing from techniques
for mindful exploration and scientific observation, students will reacquaint themselves with the
natural world while learning about indigenous worldviews, native species, and restorative
practices that prepare the next generation of environmental changemakers.

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Susannah Remillard

Susannah Remillard teaches Adventure Education at Nauset Regional Middle School in Orleans. Her teaching focuses on a new vision for place-based learning, including lessons that revolve around indigenous, environmental, and historical understanding of local environments and communities. In her 25 years of teaching, Susannah has committed to uplifting underrepresented stories and voices while helping students to ground themselves in practices of mutual respect and self awareness. She is excited to connect this work to the world of experiential education.

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