Welcome to Flowform® Outdoor, Smith System’s new upholstered furniture for outdoor learning spaces
Last updated on August 19th, 2021
Humans crave connecting with the great outdoors. It’s called biophilia, and it’s why we bring nature into built environments, like schools. Studies show the biggest benefits occur when we bring students into nature. Even the smallest amounts of “Vitamin N” matter:
Regular contact with nature can improve students’ physical health, mental wellbeing, and cognitive, social-emotional, and motor functions.
Research has long shown that natural light and exposure to green spaces boost cognitive development.
Outdoor learning is a multi-sensory experience with changing stimuli – different sights, sounds, smells, and tactile opportunities. Each helps engage students and can even relieve attention disorders.
Kids report liking school more when lessons are held outdoors. They’re learning, but enjoying nature just for the joy of it.
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