Outdoor Learning

At Borton we have several outdoor areas. We use them in a number of ways for educational opportunities.

Watering the garden


Immediately to the south of the playground is BELL, Borton’s Environmental Learning Laboratory, which is an undeveloped 3-acre area where kids can study the desert ecosystem firsthand.


We have a number of garden areas throughout the school where students plant and raise a number of flowers and vegetables.


All these areas are also enhanced by student art projects done over the years.


Beyond the general educational value of using the outdoor areas, Borton teachers use them for specific instructional objectives. Here are two example lessons which show how Borton teachers use the outdoor areas. These lessons were recorded for the Teaching Channel. Here you can view them from the Teaching Channel website.