Outdoor Learning Week

September 27-October 1, 2021

As a result of Senate Memorial 1, Governor Lujan Grisham declared September 27-October 1 as the first annual Outdoor Learning Week! Along with community partners, EENM is hosting a series of events and actions to celebrate and promote outdoor learning throughout New Mexico.

Get Involved

Sign the letter! Add your name and your organization’s name to a letter that will be delivered to Governor Lujan Grisham, the New Mexico Public Education Department, and the New Mexico Legislature asking for prioritization of outdoor classrooms and outdoor learning. 

• Do you engage kids in outdoor learning in New Mexico? Share about your outdoor learning initiatives and programs in a social media post during the week of September 27-October 1, and tag EENM’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. We will share your post on our social media accounts to highlight how you get New Mexico’s youth outside!

• Are you a classroom teacher or informal educator? Take your students outside to learn! Need some ideas and inspiration? Check out Outdoor Classroom Day‘s website and search by age and subject. The Santa Fe Community Educators Network includes some outdoor activities on its website. For K-5 students, take a look at the Outdoor Wonders and Learning curriculum. Schedule a field trip with a local outdoor education organization! Find local organizations, resources, and curricula in our regional inventory, the State of Outdoor and Environmental Learning.

• Tune in to our series of live and pre-recorded virtual events to learn about the amazing outdoor learning opportunities and resources in New Mexico, and see them first hand!

Schedule of Virtual Events

Celebrate opportunities for outdoor learning in New Mexico through a series of live and pre-recorded virtual events

Monday September 27, 2021 *Pre-recorded*
~Why Students Want Outdoor Classrooms and How You Can Get Involved~
With Sue George, Wild Friends, and Eileen Everett, Environmental Education of New Mexico
Released on EENM’s YouTube Channel

Tuesday September 28, 2021, 4:30 pm MDT *Live*
~State of Outdoor and Environmental Learning: A Tour of the State-Wide Program Inventory~
Virtually tour the online inventory of NM EE programs, curricula, and resources
With Bridget Tam, US Forest Service Southwest Region, and Tallie Segel, Environmental Education of New Mexico
Facebook Live via EENM’s Facebook Page

Wednesday September 29, 2021, 4:30 pm & 5:30 pm MDT *Live*
~New Mexico Outdoor Classrooms in Action!~
Watch a guided tour of two New Mexico outdoor classrooms
4:30 pm with Jesus Godinez, La Semilla Food Center, and Tallie Segel, Environmental Education of New Mexico
5:30 pm with Laura Flores, Bel-Air Elementary, and Tallie Segel, Environmental Education of New Mexico
Instagram Live via EENM’s Instagram Account

Thursday September 30, 2021 *Pre-recorded*
~Tour of outdoorlearningnm.org: A One-Stop Resource for Outdoor Education in NM~
Explore the wealth of information on EENM’s website, Outdoor Learning in New Mexico During COVID-19
With Eileen Everett, Environmental Education of New Mexico
Released on EENM’s YouTube Channel

Friday October 1, 2021 *Pre-recorded*
~Realizing Equitable Outdoor and Environmental Learning for All New Mexican Students~
Learn about EENM’s shared vision and strategy, Every Kid, Every Day, Every Way
With Eileen Everett, Tallie Segel, and Stephanie Haan-Amato, Environmental Education of New Mexico
Released on EENM’s YouTube Channel