Educating Children Outdoors
Educating Children Outdoors (ECO) is a nature immersion program where students and teachers spend 2-4 hours a week outdoors exploring and learning in nature. We have numerous grade levels at BTMES who have ECO trained & certified teachers and our students spend many hours outdoors learning and exploring in their ECO classrooms. Our campus is surrounded by the Barre Town Forest and our teachers and students have their ECO classrooms within the beautiful forest.
Through ECO, our teachers encourage play and creativity in nature, weave elements of grade level curriculum into outdoor activities, and foster a love of the outdoors. Our students are given many opportunities to practice life skills in nature, math, fire safety and building, species identification, mapping, structure building, art, to play and much more, in our gorgeous town forest.
Barre Town Bobcats love ECO!