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Outdoor Classrooms

Hey everyone, 

I am a teacher in BPS who is thinking about how an outdoor classroom could potentially be created in the city this fall. I am wondering if REI, or any members, have suggestions or would be willing to donate shade tents, camp chairs, or other items that could be useful to making this happen. My students are 8 turning 9, so, small, energetic bodies! Thank you all in advance! 


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What is BPS?

REI Member Since 1979

@tcurtin Thanks for reaching out!

What a cool idea for kids! Personally, I see such an amazing transformation in my own kids when I get them outside and exploring, it is so fun to watch them engage all five of their senses when they are learning!

Most of our gear donations are handled at the local level by outreach staff at your local REI store. Your best bet would be to give them a call or stop by and make a connection. They may also be able to direct you to a local non-profit that may be able to help you out as well.

Best of luck and thank you for your getting kids outside!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.