Dr. Roberta McFarland on The Magic of Outdoor Education

This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by our recent publication Designing Microschools: Why Small Learning Environments is a Big Idea.

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark sits down with Roberta McFarland, Director/Principal of Outdoor Environmental Education for Waskowitz Outdoor Programs.

Camp Waskowitz Environmental Education Center

Dr. McFarland has a long career in residential outdoor environmental education and she loves helping young people find magic by engaging on a journey of diversity with people and nature.

Let’s listen in as they discuss the magic of the outdoors, learning by playing,

Tom walks through the forest with Roberta
Tom interviewing Roberta for the podcast
Image of a student constructed shelter
‘Da Bomb Shelter’ A student made structure in the woods of Camp Waskowitz
River at Camp Waskowitz

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Peter Wieczorek

As a teacher/director at an experiential high school that offers daily field experiences & 20-25 overnight learning expeditions each year at no cost to students & families I love the emphasis on outdoor education! Thank for a great discussion.

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