Partnering with Blandford Nature Center
Students at West Side Christian School experience enhanced learning though a partnership with Blandford Nature Center. Blandford staff members visit our school grounds equipped with standards-based outdoor lesson plans that meet grade level content expectations while engaging students’ natural sense of inquiry. All pre-K – 8th grade students and teachers experience three to four seasonal outdoor lessons facilitated by a Blandford Educator.
Our partnership with Blandford equips WSCS to make conceptual shifts in the Next Generation Science Standards. WSCS has been blessed with a beautiful landscape and habitat that surrounds the school. Outdoor education inspires teachers and students to maximize their schoolyard's potential for out-of-doors learning, hands-on experiences, and well-rounded educational opportunities in the natural world. These lessons will provide every student opportunities to acquire knowledge, values, attitudes, commitment, and skills needed to protect and improve the environment.