Outdoor Learning Center
Woodland embraces academic excellence, spiritual development, social consciousness, community collaboration, and a positive sense of self. Our Woodland mission is to prepare students to strive for their personal best in many ways. The Outdoor Learning Center provides academic opportunities in:
- Science - growing environments, engineering, sustainability, and plant life cycles
- Math - prediction, comparison, spatial reasoning, volume, and measuring
- Art - design and creating
- Language Arts - writing poetry and original books, and acting
- Enterprise - effort, collaboration, sense of accomplishment, and beautification of Woodland
Creating a beautiful GARDEN builds character, responsibility, and reliability in a joyful learning environment.
G – gardening helps children grow a love for and an understanding of the importance of taking care of our earth!
A – all of the senses are involved and sensory learning is memorable learning!
R – roots are the foundation of long lasting and beautiful memories and reminders of children’s time at Woodland.
D – digging, planting, watering, growing, and harvesting teach follow through and dedication.
E – everyone can get involved and working with others builds collaboration and communication skills.
N - being in nature nourishes us spiritually and gives many opportunities to serve others.
We are excited about recieving a grant from the Junior League of Memphis to use to complete garden projects that will enhance children's outdoor experiences!
Green Thumbs Garden Club
The Gardeners Club
Special Garden Projects
Many "warm" hours were spent by the Gardening Committee in the garden this summer making improvements, weeding, watering, and having fun!
Dynamic Raised Bed
We appreciate the help of a Woodland dad for constructing our new Dynamic Raised Bed for us to use to grow all kinds of plants!
The Fairy Garden
Several groups of gardeners created a wonderful fairy garden full of fairy houses, lush shade plants, and tiny fairys that stimulate imagination and creativity!
On a chilly Saturday work day, 22 volunteers created a meadow area with knolls and a path to run and climb on!
The Green Thumbs created a rainbow shaped garden bed around the edge of the pond.