Learning on the Outside
Namaqua Outdoors brings Loveland, CO elementary students out from behind their desks.
Namaqua Outdoors is more than a club. The unique Loveland school program is an exciting outdoor classroom for elementary students of Namaqua Elementary gets youngsters out of the classroom and into their world. These kids learn about their environment, the intricacies of their surroundings, and how to become young stewards of the planet. Students also connect with community through outdoor activities, games, volunteerism and music. In addition, they are currently building the Native Outdoor Classroom and Theater at the school. The outdoor classroom will act as a meeting place for Namaqua Outdoors club sessions, as well as providing a place for teachers to take their students outside during the school day for nature-based cross-curricular activities. Namaqua Outdoors is ensuring that elementary students aren’t anchored to a desk, or to any other indoor object for their entire education.