Northview Outdoor Learning Initiative

Grant: # 1837

Grant Amount: $80,100.00

Board Decision Year: 2019

Northview Public Schools (Grand Rapids)

Cotter, Liz ([email protected]) 6163636861

2019 Great Lakes Stewardship - Other Great Lakes Stewardship

Project Details

Northview Public School District designed a new teaching curriculum for grades 4–6 that provides an integrated, multidisciplinary learning experience that places Great Lakes stewardship and outdoor learning at the center of the student’s experience. Every student who progresses through Northview Public Schools will have outdoor learning and environmental education experiences as part of their developmental pathway into being active and informed citizens.

The Field School curriculum was successfully created and implemented in all classrooms during the 2020–21 school year. Teachers meet regularly to ensure alignment, adjust activities, and share feedback around the curriculum. More information can be found at:


2019.1837 Final Report
View - 2019.1837_Northview_Public_Schools_Final_Report.pdf