great minds think outside logoWhat is Great Minds Think Outside?
Launched in 2015, Great Minds Think Outside is a bilingual hands-on, curriculum-linked, outdoor professional development program that gives educators the skills and resources they need to teach their students outside-whatever the subject matter! Great Minds feeds creativity, improves well-being, stimulates appreciation for nature and encourages environmental stewardship through innovative outdoor learning. This program is the first of its kind in New Brunswick! By offering the sessions in a daily work environment, educators discover the possibilities of teaching in their own schoolyard.

  • Improved mental and physical health, and wellness for both students and teacher
  • Enhanced cooperation and problem solving skills
  • Reduced challenging behaviours among students
  • A stronger connection with nature
  • Fresh air and exercise to help combat the obesity epidemic and lead to more fresh air and exercise

"This is the future of education."
- Teacher at Salem Elementary School, Sackville, N.B.

"All the activities can be adapted for all levels and all curriculums, reaching the hands on and kinaesthetic learners."
- Teacher at Barkers Point School, Fredericton, N.B.

Overall experience score of 4.5, with 5 being excellent!
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