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Introductory Student Outdoor Learning Kit

$60.00

Available on backorder

Available on backorder

This basic student backpack offers the essentials to assist teachers in moving the classroom outside! Items all come in a student backpack fully unpackaged, assembled & ready to use!

  • Recycled Clipboard
  • Outdoor Sit Pad
  • Animal Tracks & Traces Guide
  • Weatherproof Field Journal
  • Comes in a Basic Student Backpack made from recycled pop bottles!

Recycled & Weatherproof Clipboard (blue)

Our clipboards are durable, weatherproof and made from recycled plastic!

This easy to write on surface provides a simple option for turning the outdoors into your classroom. :)

"The plastic clipboards are a game changer for outdoor ed." - Teacher, Southeast Kootenay School District 5

Ethical Elements: Made from recycled plastic. Sourced locally. Read more about our ethical policies & practices.

The Inside Scoop: After looking high and low for a recycled clipboard that wasn't too cost prohibitive (if you think this one is expensive, you should have seen the prices of the other ones!) we found one right under our noses. Our friends Jaye & Shelli carry this one at their local office supplies shop! The manufacturer calls them 'indestructible'...and Jaye knows something about strength…he is a Canadian Paralympian for track cycling! Check him out here…

 

 

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Basic Outdoor Sit Pad (green)

These weather-resistant closed-cell foam sit pads are comfortable and easy to carry. They fit in a student backpack, making it easy for educators to move students into a comfortable learning space outdoors. They stay pliable in cold weather to keep your students comfortable.

Please note: If students pick at these, or if they are rubbed on very rough surfaces, this will decrease the life of the sit pad. For a more durable option, check out our more durable and recycled sit pad.

"Easy to carry around and access while outside. Kids can carry outdoor learning seats easily with a clipboard." - Teacher, Southeast Kootenay School District 5

Ethical Elements: Options for repurposing sit pad. Read more about our ethical policies & practices.

The Inside Scoop: We knew we had to find a good quality but affordable sit pad if we wanted to open an outdoor learning store. After years of cutting up foam camping pads, we found this one! Way more comfortable than a camping pad, and we've tested this one in all conditions, and have had great feedback.

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Basic Backpack (made from recycled pop bottles!)

These lightweight & affordable backpacks allow each student to store & transport their outdoor learning equipment & resources.  The size of main pouch is 45cm high x 32.5cm wide x 25cm deep. Straps can be manually adjusted for length. They are suitable for grades 3+ (including teachers!) but can be adjusted to make shorter for younger/smaller students.

Care Instructions: Hand wash in cold water with like colors. Hang or lay flat to dry only. Do not machine wash, do not machine / tumble dry. Do not bleach.

Ethical Elements: Made from recycled pop bottles, and sourced for a socially ethical supplier. Read more about our ethical policies & practices.

The Inside Scoop: After looking at dozens of options, this one rose to the surface as one that was affordable, modelled sustainable practices, fit a variety of ages and had a adequate volume. And we were very pleased to work with a company that has very high ethical standards to source this!

 

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Field Journal with Waterproof Paper

These journals feature all-weather & recyclable writing paper that sheds water and enables you to write with a pencil anywhere, in any weather conditions. A versatile option for any conditions that Mother Nature throws at you!

Colours: We have access to both yellow and green, but access to colours varies considerably from our supplier and so we will provide you with the colour available at the time of order.

Ethical Elements: Recyclable paper. Offered in partnership with Take Me Outside, a Canadian non-profit organization committed to raising awareness and facilitating action on nature connection and outdoor learning in schools across Canada. 50% of the proceeds of this go to Take Me Outside Canada.

The Inside Scoop: We know that writing outside can be a limiting factor for outdoor learning, especially in the rainy season! So we were thrilled when our friends at Take Me Outside got in touch with a solution. We know that this will help many to take their learning outside, despite the varied weather our country offers us!

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Animal Tracks & Traces Field Guide

Take your class on a tracks and traces wildlife scavenger hunt! This Animal Tracks & Traces Guide provides a beautiful simplified field reference to the tracks, signs, and scat of over 65 familiar North American species. It also features a ruler and and is laminated to provide weather resistance.

Ethical Elements: Printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Read more about our ethical policies & practices.

The Inside Scoop: We have used these guides for decades with students of all ages. And a few years ago we worked with our partners in British Columbia to get these out to test them with 200 classes, and had great reviews!

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This introductory student backpack offers the essentials to assist teachers in moving the classroom outside.

Items all come in a student backpack fully unpackaged, assembled & ready to use, including:

  • Outdoor Learning Sit Pad
  • Recycled & Weatherproof Clipboard
  • Laminated Animal Tracks & Traces Guide
  • Field Journal with Waterproof Paper
  • Comes in a Basic Student Backpack made from recycled pop bottles!

Additional information

Weight 0.62 kg
Dimensions 37 × 28 × 5 cm
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AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT

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