This study explores how adult educators of youth aged 4-13 in Windsor-Essex interpret the functionalities of outdoor classrooms; that is, how designs, features and other aspects of outdoor classrooms make them serviceable to the educators and their students.
Seeking educators to take a 20-25 minute questionnaire about experiences teaching in outdoor classrooms in Windsor-Essex. Educators include certified teachers, ECEs and DSWs, but also employees and volunteers with formal training, e.g. leaders of Scouting, Guiding, 4-H, Junior Naturalists, Junior Achievement; leaders of faith-based youth groups; First Nations elders; Forest School teachers; museum curators; educators at parks, conservation areas and historic sites; private school teachers, and more. Questionnaire is anonymous. You will not be asked to identify your employer or volunteer organization.
Participants may choose to become involved in a non-contact follow-up interview.