As one of St. John's Signature Programs, our Outdoor Education curriculum guides students through a series of hands-on experiences where science, math, and art converge through myriad opportunities outside of the classroom. Outdoor Education collaborations are in progress across every grade level. For example, second and fourth grades head to the Dallas Arboretum for classes to extend their units on insects and soil science. The seventh grade French class established the new French potager garden, and the first graders have a great time observing fall hummingbird migration in the outdoor classroom.
In the Garden Enterprise elective, Middle School students tore down the summer garden, seeded fall crops, completed monthly water testing at the Dixon Branch Creek across from campus, and designed a special St. John’s branded food label for the prepared foods that come from our campus. Our Outdoor Education allows students to engage in their community and support many organizations to further deepen their experiences at St. John's.
Follow St. John's Director of Outdoor Education Tony Adler on Instagram and enjoy the outdoors! Be sure to check back often to see Mr. Adler's photographs!