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Outdoor Learning In Naperville

A ribbon cutting marked the official open of Ranch View Elementary School’s outdoor classroom. Masterfully landscaped, the space offers a masonry seating wall and carefully placed teaching platforms interwoven with a touch of nature.

“The mission was to engage students in learning, and to give them hands on, unique opportunities outside their classroom walls,” said Principal of Ranch View Elementary School, Suzanne Salness.

And there’s more to the space than just schooling. A remembrance garden and memorials offer tributes to those passed, while planters for student gardens welcome new life.

Funds for the outdoor classroom were raised by school members and the community. And a paver path on the property gives the chance to help generate even more, as engravable bricks are available for purchase.

Brick sales are available at Ranch View through September 22nd, but will be offered again each May.


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