Who: 2nd -6th grade classrooms
What: Four field trips and two classroom visits per year
Designed for second through sixth grade students, In Our Own Backyard is our award-winning environmental education program. IOOBY gets your students outside with four guided field trips throughout the school year to the same nearby natural space.
IOOBY brings science lessons to life for your students. Immersion in nature provides opportunities for collaborative problem solving, confidence-building, and creative thinking.
Led by LandPaths’ qualified and engaging field specialists, your students will each spend about 20 hours a year in nature, experiencing hands-on lessons centered around these themes:
- Exploration and Discovery
And we make your job easier by aligning IOOBY lessons with California’s Next Generation Science Standards, cutting down on your classroom planning and prep time. Because you are visiting the same place throughout the year, students, teachers, and parent volunteers develop a lasting bond with the land.
Want to get IOOBY at your school? Contact Youth Initiative Manager Rebecca Carrillo Steinrueck at [email protected]