Commentary: Taking the classroom outdoors changes kids’ thinking

Dr. Teri Staloch, the superintendent of Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools, writes in the Savage Pacer:

“The beginning of the fifth-grade school year is one all students look forward to. It’s their last year of elementary school, and it’s finally their turn to participate in the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center experience near Finland, Minnesota.

At Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools, we are nationally recognized and known for our district-wide Environmental Education curriculum. We believe engaging students in EE is important, which is why we have been sending all fifth grade students to Wolf Ridge for nearly 40 years.”  Read more…