Out and About: Muddy Sneakers is working with almost 3,000 students from 44 public schools in North and South Carolina, introducing many of them to the wonders of outdoor learning for the first time.
“You could learn from a book, a blackboard, or a teacher, but until you actually live it and until you actually experience it, you don’t know.” —Muddy Sneakers cofounder Aleen Steinberg
For the Record: Muddy Sneakers participants keep a field journal to record their findings in national forests and state parks.
Muddy Sneakers field journal
Hands On - Muddy Sneakers encourages students to interact directly with the natural world, bringing new life to lessons taught in the classroom. Here, instructor Davis Hayden examines differences in the types of rocks found at Eagle Point Nature Preserve with students from Isenberg Elementary in Salisbury.
Outsiders: During an Ecosystems Interactions study, a group from Augusta Circle Elementary in Greenville, South Carolina, led by instructor Carlisle Rankin, peers at birds at Bunched Arrowhead Preserve.