The kindergarten and first grades at Sacred Heart Greenwich have created a dedicated instructional space for learning in the open air. The overarching theme centers on learning experiences that take place in the outdoors, are about the outdoors, and are inspired by the outdoors. Located just outside of the Lower School entrance, it is easily accessible and visible to both classes throughout the day. Students benefit in mind and body from interacting with nature. Students spend quality time in this outdoor classroom as well as the other green spaces on campus, gaining appreciation for the natural world, experiencing multisensory stimuli, and reducing stress. Teachers extend curriculum-based instruction and joyful pursuits to the outdoors in our living, changing, and stimulating natural environment. Time outdoors offers a full-body break from the routine and often provides renewed focus upon return to the classroom.