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Boston Schoolyard Funders Collaborative, 2007-2008 Evaluation Report


The primary finding from this evaluation was that outdoor classrooms (OCs) were valued by school communities, and that in order for schools to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by the OC, they required additional support, such as professional development (PD) workshops, mentoring, and networking.
Additional findings included:

Download entire evaluation below.


Label Value
Author Becker-Klein, Rachel et al.
Pedagogical Area
  • environmental education
  • outdoor education, experiential education
Delivery Area
  • school based
  • professional development
Outcome Area
  • academic performance
  • environmental knowledge, attitude and awareness
  • school change
Participant Area
  • student
  • school
  • environment
Demographic Area
  • urban
Age Area
  • elementary (6-11 years old)
  • middle school (12-14 years old)