Program resources for land trusts

Learning Landscapes

Getting Started

Partnerships and process

FRLT’s Learning Landscapes offers a model for land trusts seeking to engage their local education community and grow the next generation of land stewards. If you are a land trust, landowner, or partner interested in creating or refining a K-12 place-based outdoor education program the following “start-up” resources may assist.

Resources to Start

Outdoor Classrooms

Specialized land protection

FRLT forges a unique landowner agreement for each outdoor classroom, from preserves we own to school district property, to ownership by private ranchers, public agencies, or companies. Is there a weedy lot, or a forested knoll by your school? Find out who owns it! They could be an place-based learning champion waiting the right opportunity.

Learn your landbase

Enhancing Place

Infrastructure to consider

We install trails, signs, and seating areas on campuses and nearby lands to create safe outdoor learning environments. Often these are amenities teachers ask for to make their outdoor class experience a success. When possible, students participate in land stewardship, trail building, and habitat restoration.

Planning the site

Supporting Teachers

Our outdoor leaders

We believe that the key to empowering kids to become life-long learners and land stewards is to first begin with their teachers. Through thoughtful and strategic support we believe that every teacher can forge a connection to the land and become an outdoor education leader.

Teacher support tools

Sharing the Word

Build support for your program

Building community support and partnerships are essential to a thriving outdoor education program. Learn strategies for sharing successes and program information with your audience and how to talk about outdoor education with donors. We've included our booklet, great for engaging donors, and our rack card, great for events.

See examples
These places are a part of who I am and I want to be a part of helping protect them for myself, the children of our communities, our grandchildren, and beyond.
- Ron Logan
Monthly donor, Quincy