Big Backyard

Teaching our Students About the Big Outdoors

The Big Backyard (BBY) program consists of hands-on, seasonal nature walks that are tied to curriculum and emphasize learning in science, writing and math as well as the student’s own natural curiosity. BBY Co-Chairs manage this enrichment program across K-5 and provide support to parent volunteers who lead small groups of 4 to 6 students on walks in the Hastings schoolyard. BBY Co-Chairs recruit volunteers in the fall (walk leaders, classroom coordinators and grade-level coordinators), coordinate with grade-level and classroom coordinators to make sure that walks happen seasonally and that all parent volunteers receive training prior to leading walks.

For more information about the Big Backyard program, please go here.

Program Timeframe: Ongoing
Committee Co-Chairs: Christie Leitch, Heidi Bailey
Committee Email