Teacher Resources

Openlands partners with 58 Chicago Public Schools to expand outdoor learning opportunities. Teachers from many of these schools have developed simple and realistic lesson plans that use the school garden and schoolyard as extensions of the classroom, while aligning with national standards. You can use these lesson plans and resources too!

Some of the lessons are divided into a lesson plan and activity page for students, so you can print only the pages you need.

For more information on these lesson plans, please contact schools@openlands.org.