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Association for Environmental & Outdoor education

Our mission is to advance the impact of environmental and outdoor education in California

COVID-19 & Outdoor Classroom Resources

Click here to access California's eeGuidance for Reopening Schools.

Click here to access California's eeGuidance for Creating Outdoor Classrooms

Check out these Resources, Tips, and Support, compiled by NAAEE

This website offers resources created through the National COVID-19 Outdoor Learning Initiative. See sections on Outdoor Classroom Infrastructure, Case Studies, Integrating School Programs, and more. 

Safe Return to Play Guide from Playworks offers a number of outdoor games, listed by their relative risk. Risk categories are assigned relative to other ways of participating in that game or activity, based on the public health and scientific understandings of COVID-19 and how it can be transmitted as of July 2020. Activities are segmented into three types of risk posed both to participants and others.

Five Guiding Principles

Center for Green Schools & UndauntedK12 offer resources for how to advocate for the use of federal COVID relief funds to advance healthy and green schools:

eeGuidance for ESSER

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and state affiliates such as AEOE offer guidance and resources for using federal funds to advance outdoor and environmental learning. 

Additional Resources

Build Back Better Recovery Funding


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