Boston's Green Academy Outdoor Classroom In Brighton Opens

Boston's Green Academy Outdoor Classroom has opened in Brighton.Photo: Kim Tunnicliffe/WBZ NewsRadio

BRIGHTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Superintendent of Public Schools Mary Skipper and Mayor Michelle Wu helped cut the ribbon Tuesday at the opening of Boston's Green Academy outdoor classroom in Brighton.

The learning program puts students and teachers outdoors connecting with Mother Nature to enhance their educational experience.

Instead of the usual desks and chairs inside a classroom, the Green Academy features outdoor picnic tables, community garden beds, and a hydroponic farm.

Superintendent Skipper said the academy creates a better learning experience for students by changing their environment and getting their hands dirty. "When students are getting the opportunity to apply what they are learning, we know from research that they are making connections," she said.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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