The Helen Schuler Nature Centre Outdoor Learning Classroom and Amphitheatre replaces an aging Outdoor Amphitheatre that is at the end of its life-cycle. The new Outdoor Classroom will provide:
- Universal accessibility.
- Functional outdoor space for both small and large groups of students to gather and engage with HSNC staff.
- Presentation and event space for large gatherings.
- Flexible, social space for all park users.
- Tranquil location to pause and view the surrounding landscape.
It will allow both students and other visitors a space to slow down, explore, and reflect upon their natural surroundings. This experience will create an emotional connection between people and nature. This could lead to behavioural changes that encourage support for further similar sustainable practices in the area.
The Outdoor Learning Classroom and Amphitheatre will also serve as a demonstration site for our community. This unique space will encourage further development and support for similar outdoor learning classroom sites throughout Southern Alberta.