Learning Landscapes

Connecting Kids to the Outdoors, Everyday!

Learning Landscapes connects children in our community with nature by securing land adjacent to schools, creating outdoor learning spaces, and supporting teachers in moving their curriculum outside through mentorship and a connection to local resources.

Teacher Support

Learning Landscapes offers teachers professional development through a free outdoor learning retreat. The retreat is open to pre-K through 12th grade educators in our service region. Participants can choose to become part of an outdoor learning cohort and receive ongoing support. 2024 Outdoor Learning Retreat registration coming soon!


Our vision is to create a network of support around the schools in our service region.

Many of the teachers we are working with are looking for volunteers with a variety of skill sets: from an extra adult to keep students safe on outdoor excursions to passionate ecologists who can help guide lessons.

If you are interested in volunteering with Learning Landscapes,
please fill out this form!


Creating Outdoor Classrooms and Play Spaces

We are collaborating with teachers to implement their vision and create spaces that enhance children’s experience outside. This might mean creating a clear path to a forested play space, building a bridge over a stream, setting up stump circles, or building story trails.


Waldo County School Project

Pursuing land access for an outdoor classroom next to a Waldo County school. To maintain confidentiality of the school and property owners, the name of this project will remain anonymous until project is made public.

Program Vision

Questions about Learning Landscapes? Send an email to Leah Trommer, Learning Landscapes & Community Engagement Manager at leaht@coastalmountains.org or call 207-236-7091.